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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

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

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

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript collection

This is a photograph of a woman with a private collection of ancient Manipuri manuscripts stored in a cabinet.
Date: January 1, 2008
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri woman

This is a photograph of a Manipuri woman standing on a balcony of an apartment building.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Yumpham Yengnaba

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'YUMPHAM YENGNABA'.
Date: unknown
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of banyan trees

This is a photograph of a cluster of Banyan trees on the side of the road in Manipur, India. A young boy stands nearby for scale.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri family

This is a photograph of a Manipuri family posing in front of a wall. There are a man, a woman and four children with buildings and hills in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
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

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Phouwobi Warol

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript originally created around the 16th century, written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'PHOUWOBI WAROL' partially obscured by a glare.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
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 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 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 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

Photograph of a traditional Meitei house

This is a photograph of the front view of a traditional Meitei house. The house has a thatched roof and a garden outside.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of Kalachand Singh with a tapestry

This is a photograph of Kalachand Singh sitting in front of a tapestry. He is the uncle of Harimohon Thounaojam, a research team member working on the Manipuri language.
Date: 2000
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Sading Sakok

This is a photograph of Manipuri manuscript, known as a puya, on agar bark containing traditional lore. It is written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic script which has been used since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'SADING SAKOK'.
Date: 2008~
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
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

Photograph of a taro plant

This is a photograph of the taro plant, a root vegetable which grows in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The edible root, known as paan in Manipuri, is used in traditional dishes.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol

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 H. Surmangol Sharma’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: September 14, 2007
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of Mangla Ningombla

This is a photograph of Mangla Ningomba, one of the Manipuri language consultants who helped Shobhana Chelliah and other researchers translate Manipuri stories. This photograph was taken at the Manipur University guest house staff quarters in 1986.
Date: 1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Yumsharol

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript. It is written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'YUMSHAROL'.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Chada Lahui

This is a photograph of a Meitei Mayek manuscript. The Meithei Mayek script is a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'CHADA LAHUI'.
Date: unknown
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library