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Culture and Folklore of Mizoram

B Lalthangliana

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ISBN 10: 8123013094 / ISBN 13: 9788123013091
Published by Publications Division, New Delhi, 2005
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Contents Foreword. Preface. Introduction. I. Culture 1. Mizo village. 2. Mizo family life. 3. The chief and his subjects. 4. System of cultivation. 5. Clothing. 6. Children's games. 7. Domestic animals. 8. Customs of entertaining guest. 9. How Tlawmngaihna was inculcated in the young. 10. Valuable possessions. 11. Festivals. 12. Mizo dances. 13. Mizo musical instruments. 14. Customary apportionment of an animal killed in a hunt. 15. Sa Aih ceremony. 16. Communal fishing with herbal toxins. 17. Life of the young men and maidens. 18. Mizo marriage customs. 19. Mizo divorce system. 20. Bone of contention corpse or sick person. 21. Zawlbuk bachelors dormitory. 22. Zu intoxicating drinks. 23. Views about supernatural beings. 24. Sacrificial rites and customs. 25. Observance of head hunting of enemies rituals and ceremonies. 26. Last rites. II. Folktales Introduction. 1. The stag and the tortoise. 2. The fight between animals and birds. 3. Thalungi. 4. Man who sharpened swords. 5. The miserable boy. 6. The tortoise and the monkey. 7. Chhawnlaihawihi. 8. A father who abandoned his two sons. 9. The monkey's flute and the bustard quail. 10. The father of seven sons. 11. The egg and the stick. 12. Nuchhimi and Hmuichukchuruduni. 13. The bear's pond. 14. Sichangneii. 15. Chawngchilhi. 16. The Swing and the monkey. 17. Samdala. 18. Kelchawngi. 19. Chhurbura. 20. Chhura made a trip that ended in his own home. 21. Chhura wanted a blanket in daytime and axe at night. 22. Chhura had a fly to sell. 23. Chhura escaped by using a simple ruse. 24. Chhura swapped the house. 25. Chhura got wild potatoes of poor quality. 26. Chhura threatened to take away his half part of the Mithun. 27. Chhura lost the art of whistling. 28. Chhura became rich. 29. A stone that told lies. 30. Two sisters went in search of cucumbers. 31. Vanchungnula. 32. Mualzavata. 33. A horn that was curved like a spiral. 34. Aihniara. 35. White eyelid monkey had a stubble for its tail. 36. Buizova. 37. Rimenhawihi. 38. Tlingi and Ngama. 39. The chief's daughter and a snake. 40. Why the dog did not have horns while the goat had. 41. Kawrdumbela. 42. The tiger and the frog. 43. Rahtea. 44. Sibuta and Dari. 45. Sawngkhara used charms to get a beautiful wife. 46. Pi Hmuaki is remembered for her songs. 47. Vaichhuka and the strong man. 48. Kungawrhi and the Goblins. 49. Runginu and Thialtea. 50. Chala and Thangi. 51. Duhmanga and Dardini. 52. Sazaltepa and Bakvawmtepu. 53. Ngaitei saved her native village. 54. Ugly Chepahakhata became the spokesman of the Mizo. 55. Gifts from the brother in law. 56. Origin of the Tuaichawng river. 57. Tualvungi and Zawlpala. 58. Lalruanga the magician. 59. Hlawndawhthanga. 60. Liandova. Bibliography. The book has been written with a purpose to integrate the Mizos with the main land. It portrays the Mizo life and culture in such a way that it would invite new interest in Mizoram. The rich visual and verbal content of the book brings forth the complete picture of the Mizos in all their settings their historical evolution customs beliefs occupation crafts and their present status. 404 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 60569

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Title: Culture and Folklore of Mizoram

Publisher: Publications Division, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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