Chainaron (open access)

Chainaron

Excerpt of the manuscript Chainaron in Manipuri using Bengali script with an English preface by N. Khelchadra Singh. The original manuscript dates to the 16th century BCE during the reign of Maharaja Mangyamba of Manipur.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Book Chapter
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

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

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 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

Reading of a tone minimal pair

This is a reading of a minimal pair demonstrating contrastive tone in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Sound
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 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

Photograph of Manipuri linguists

This is a photograph of Manipuri linguists including Saratchandra Singh, one of the Manipuri language consultants who worked on translating Manipuri stories. Saratchandra Singh is standing with two women outside the Manipur University's Humanities Block in 1985.
Date: 1985
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
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

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 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

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 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

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 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: 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 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 Gurachandra telling a story

Photograph of Gurachandra, a Manipuri language consultant, sitting on a stool looking directly at the camera, and telling a traditional Manipuri folk tale called 'Mayba'.
Date: 1987
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
Meiteilongii Lon-kai (Aribaa Rahidagii Anauba Handoklabaa) (open access)

Meiteilongii Lon-kai (Aribaa Rahidagii Anauba Handoklabaa)

This is a dictionary of Old Manipuri written in the Bengali script.
Date: 1993
Creator: Shyamkishore, Shaubam
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
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