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Performance of Lai Haraoba pena ballads and dance captions transcript

Performance of Lai Haraoba pena ballads and dance

Video of a festival featuring dance and pena performances. Elders are shown assembling the pena. Pena cholom is where a group of pena balladeers play together organized by ranks where the highest ranking balladeer plays first, and so on. The structure and components of the pena are described. Other instruments similar to the pena are shown, like tingteila of the Tangkhuls, and Laa of Kabui (Rongmei). The final segment includes a voice-over in English describing spirituality and symbolism of pena culture in Manipur, and the Lai Haraoba celebration.
Date: 1999
Creator: Audio Visual Research Centre
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library
Discussion on the Lamkang verb system in Imphal Manipur. captions transcript

Discussion on the Lamkang verb system in Imphal Manipur.

A lecture on verb system of Lamkang to the Lamkang and Manipuri speakers at the Manipur Language Department, Imphal. Attended by Prof. Yashwanta Singh, HoD Linguistics Department, Manipur University and various other professors from different colleges.
Date: August 8, 2018
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Asangba Nongjabi

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This version of the Asangba Nongjabi (Crimson Rainclouds) is in Manipuri using the Roman script.
Date: 2017
Creator: Binodini, 1922-2011
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Audio of Binodini's Asangba Nongjabi (Part B)

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Recording of Binodini's Asangba Nogjabi.
Date: 1994
Creator: Binodini, 1922-2011
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Binodini's Asangba Nongjabi (Manipuri in Meitei Mayek)

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This Manipuri Learning Module is a group of interlinked language, linguistics, literature and AV components based on Asangba Nongjabi, a modern Manipuri play by M. K. Binodini Devi. It is designed to be a learning tool for English-speaking, non-Manipuri scholars and students to learn Manipuri, while gaining insight into Manipuri culture and society with a classic of modern Manipuri literature. It is an initiative of Imasi: The Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Foundation of Manipur.
Date: unknown
Creator: Binodini, 1922-2011 & Roy, L. Somi
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Analytical discussion of Lamkang proverbs

Recording of a translation and discussion of Lamkang proverbs with conversation about the process in Manipuri (Meiteiron).
Date: May 5, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Analytical discussion of speech acts transcript

Analytical discussion of speech acts

Rengpu Rex Khullar provides discussion and examples of speech acts: complimenting, apologizing, commanding and a traditional trickster story. These are compared to Manipuri (Meiteiron) speech acts with discussion from Harimohon Thounaojam.
Date: 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Conversation about summer vacation

This is a natural conversation between two girls at the Manipur University girl’s hostel. They are talking about what to bring back to the dorm after going home for vacation.
Date: 1988
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Layout of a traditional Manipuri house

This is a diagram of the layout of a traditional Meithei house adapted from Chaki-Sircar's 1981 work. This diagram describes traditional customs and includes the Manipuri words for areas of the house.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Image
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur

This is a photograph of an excerpt of the Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur manuscript. It is written in Meithei Mayek, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Reading of a tone minimal pair

This is a reading of a minimal pair demonstrating contrastive tone in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Hanuba Hanubi

This is a retelling of Hanuba Hanubi Pungawari, a traditional narrative about an old man who is tricked by a monkey to plant paan after it is cooked. It is part of the modern Manipuri canon of folk tales.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Kerkuhanjaba

This is a retelling of Kerkuhanjaba, a traditional Manipuri story about a man as black as the kekru berry.
Date: 1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Mayba

This is a retelling of a traditional narrative about a farmer who puts a spell on an unknown person who was stealing his vegetables.
Date: ~1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of My Friend the Oil Lamp

This is a retelling of My Friend the Oil Lamp, a modern Manipuri traditional narrative, narrated by Radhe Sham Singh.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of O. Bimola Devi’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 2010
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Brojen

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of Dr. H. Brojen’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 2007~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of Gopendro’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon transcript

Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of Harimohon Thounaojam’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Tǝpta

This is a retelling of the traditional narrative about Tǝpta, the boogeyman.
Date: 1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

The Jalakeli Project: Thoidingjam Lakshmipriya Devi Interview on Jalakeli and Organization

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Thoidingjam Lakshmipriya Devi talks about the Jalakeli. She is the President of the Shree Shree Govinda Jiu Jalakeli Pala. The interview is in Manipuri and in 8 parts: 1) How I came to the Jalakeli 2) My mother Maharaj Kumari Angousana Devi 3) My grandmother Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi: How she started the Choir of the Daughters-in-Law 4) The Songs of the Choir of the Daughters: The Patronage of the Maharajas 5) How I organize the Jalakeli 6) My aunt Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi: Why she never joined the Jalakeli 7) Where and When the Jalakeli is Offered 8) Remembering their Names: The Invisibility of Women in Manipur's Recorded History The Jalakeli is a HIndu Vaishnav women's performance ritual offered by the two choirs of the Shree Shree Govinda Jiu Jalakeli Pala. The main summer ritual is held every year on Buddha Purnima, the full moon of Kalen (9 May 2017) at the Shree Shree Govindajee Temple of the Royal Palace of Manipur. It is a cycle of songs sung in classical Manipuri sankirtana style by the royal women descendants of Maharaja Narasingh of Manipur (1792-1850). The songs praise Lord Krishna and Lady Radha as they come out to play with …
Date: June 25, 2017
Creator: Devi, Thoidingjam Lakshmipriya
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Meitei Mayek Primer

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Primer for Meitei Mayek for teaching in Kindergarten and Class 1, Board of Secondary Education, Manipur. By L. Basanta Kumar Meitei, Prime Publication.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kumar, L. Basanta
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript, viewed through a plastic barrier. It is written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. This specific manuscript discusses the art of the architecture and science of construction of houses, buildings, bridges, and walls.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript in the Meithei Mayek script. The Meithei Mayek script is a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. This specific manuscript discusses the art of the architecture and science of construction of houses, buildings, bridges, and walls. It was photographed through a plastic barrier.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library