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Jaintia Oral Narratives
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Shobhan N Lamare
x+134p., 25cm
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Weight :  396 gms
Binding :  E-Book
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Regency Publications
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9788193476925
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Jaintia Oral Narratives will try to dwell on the oral traditions of the people, which serve as an important source of information today. Some of the references will give an insight into the historical developments and may provide a window for researchers to explore into those areas once again and a proper understanding of the Jaintia society.

Preface vii
1. Introduction 1
2. The Legend of U Lakriah 11
3. The Clan Cluster: Ka Kur Soo Kpoh-Khad-Ar-Warnai 15
4. Myth of the Divine Descent of the Jaintia Kings 19
5. The Origin of the Place of Worship of Jayanti Devi 27
6. Oral Notes on Jaintiapur 29
7. The Attack on Jaintiapur and the Story of U Ren 35
8. The Story of U Chitang 37
9. Malevolent Spells in the Jaintia Society 41
10. Ka Syiem Latympang 45
11. Rice Cultivation in Jaintia Hills: The Myth 49
12. The Legend of U Sajar Nangli 53
13. Snikur’s Wrath 57
14. Some Notes on Ka Sara Dkhar 59
15. Stone Cows 61
16. Love and Loving gone Bad: The Case of a Jaintia Damsel 63
17. Stories from Chyrmang 67
18. Story of Birds and Animals 69
19. Story of the Earth 71
20. The Case of the Jaintias with Madur-Maskut 73
21. The Five Clans of Mukhla Village 79
22. The Incursion on Sylhet and the Fallout with Nongkrem 81
23. The Legend of Ka Iaw Chibidi 91
24. The Legend of Ka Taben and the Importance of the Market 93
25. The Mars of the Jaintias 97
26. The Origin of Rice Beer among the Jaintias 107
27. The River Kupli 109
28. The Story of Midgets 113
29. The Story of U Thlen Lawania and Ka Blai Pynsum Kule 115
30. The Sung Valley 121
31. The Syndai Cave 123
32. The Tiger-Shaped Monolith 125
33. The Vision of Johumbon 127
34. U Muior Dkhar 129
Glossary 133

Dr. S.N. Lamare was born in Chutwakhu, Jowai, Meghalaya and spent his early childhood days and schooling in Jowai and then went to Shillong for higher studies. He graduated from St. Edmunds College and completed his Master’s and Doctorate from the North-Eastern Hill University. Dr. Lamare has been actively engaged in research and has a varied field of interest. His principal area of interest in his research is to understand the various aspects of society, culture and economy of the Jaintia people. Among his well known published books are Resistance Movements in North East India: The Jaintias of Meghalaya 1860-1863; Reflections: A Collection of Poems; The Jaintias: Studies in Society and Change and Crying Skies a Collection of Poems.
Dr. Lamare has also published a number of articles and papers both in vernacular and English in research journals, edited books and also in the form of popular writings. The varied interests of Dr. Lamare are reflected in the use of his training in history in producing historical documentaries. At present Dr. Shobhan N. Lamare is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya.

   

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