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Tangkhul, a sub-tribe of Naga tribe inhabitants of Ukhrul District in Manipur, India and some in Somra tract of Myanmar had very distinct burial rituals before the advent of Christianity in the late 19th century. The pre-Christian era rituals reveal the tribe's reverence and respect for the dead.
Religion | Views: 7 | Author: Angam Khangrah | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 16-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

Christianity along with western education came to the Tangkhul hills in the late 19th century. Prior to this era, the art of recording history in written form was unknown to the Tangkhuls. In the absence of writing, history was therefore passed on the younger generations mainly through folk songs and partially through stories, some of which became folk lore or epic.  As the Tangkhuls used to be head hunters, most of the folk songs glorify bravery and warfare.
Culture | Views: 5 | Author: Tharmingam Khangrah | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 12-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

The Tangkhuls have great respect for the dead, which ostensibly is attributed to the strong belief that there is life after death. For this, there used to be a special festival ‘Thisham’ celebrated for twelve days in the month of January. The festival was typically an occasion to bid goodbye to departed souls of the previous year. Thisham was celebrated in strict adherence to rituals practiced from time immemorial. Folk dance and folk songs performed during the festival are said to be unique.
Religion | Views: 9 | Author: Tharmingam Khangrah | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 12-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

The protracted Indo-Naga peace-talk is a dear issue the Nagas are sincerely praying for. The signing of the Framework Agreement on 3rd August, 2015 has brought a ray of hope for an amicable settlement. The talks being held at the highest level and looking at the current situation, we believe that the two governments are serious. We bestow our trust to the people on the negotiating table and meantime pray for the Godly wisdom to prevail.
Perspective | Views: 33 | Added by: admin | Date: 04-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

Resu, the founder and first Khullakpa, originally lived on Khundei hill. From there he moved to what is now the site of Phaibung Khunao. One day he went hunting, and wounded a large deer. He followed the tracks to a pool of water near the present site of the Khullakpa's house. He climbed a tree and found millet, which he took. Next morning he went home, and his wife offered him rice and zu, but he refused it. That night he sought omens in a dream, and the dream told him to change the site of his village. He was to tie a rope round the neck of his mithan and a stone to the other end, turn the mithan loose and follow it. When the stone fell off, the site was reached. However, he found a suitable site behind the present one, and did not wait for the stone to fall. As he was clearing his house-site many lice came up from the ground, and after he had settled there tigers came and killed his cattle. Then he remembered the omen of the lice, and moved up to the present site of Chingjaroi, where he built a house in the position of the present Khullakpa's.
My articles | Views: 37 | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 02-Apr-2018 | Comments (1)

By Kharingyo Shimrah

In the time of World War I (1914–18), the British Government recruited a number of labourers and porters from the Naga tribes. As part of the labor corps, around 2000 Nagas and many more from North east led by RS Ruichumhao were sent to France, where, alienated from the other British Indian troops, they developed a sense of unity. They agreed that after returning to their homeland, they will work towards unity and friendship among the various Naga tribes. These Nagas under RS Ruichumhao leadership come together with the British officials, formed the Naga Club in 1918. Mr. R.S. Ruichumhao was one of the few who can speak English and translate to fellow Naga about the ideas of the important of forming Naga Club. No doubt he is one of the visionary leaders who contribute the ideas of forming the Naga Club. However, His name was excluded in the signing of memorandum to Simon Commission because his interest has turn toward spreading of Gospel in Nagalim.

Perspective | Views: 20 | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 02-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

In short, Mr. R. Suisa biography can be described as- teacher, missionary, politician, revolutionary, thinker and settled down as vegetable vendor in Dimapur town [Nagaland]. In other words, R. Suisa is a Pastor, MLA, MP [Lok Sabha], Naga revolutionary [underground], later resigned from NNC and ventured to put up his proposal of India-Naga issue as Naga well-wisher. Mr. Suisa was born in Somdal Village, western side of Ukhrul district
Perspective | Views: 22 | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 02-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

It has become customary to label the Assam-Burma border as a “well-documented region” : among the several tribes concerning whose ethnography virtually nothing has been recorded are the Sangtam Nagas who comprise a small, but well-defined tribal unit in the eastern area of the Naga Hills.
Culture | Views: 20 | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 02-Apr-2018 | Comments (0)

In the thick of political turmoil where patriotism and corruption are alleged to be one, the movie LAY (Lan Ashee Yur) is a welcoming move. Written and directed by one of Tangkhul’s favourite actors Khavangpam Mahung who debuted his first act in the movie Kha Yurna Mataimei, I went expecting a romanticised patriotic movie and surely so, it was. Although the glorification could’ve been more subtle, they brought in a lot of real issues packed with punchlines, and I nevertheless enjoyed the show.
My articles | Views: 33 | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 29-Mar-2018 | Comments (0)

Ramvao L Shimray

Freedom is an expensive commodity that comes but at a heavy price – blood, tears, toils and sweat being the primary concerns involved, not to elaborate so much as to the industrial, technological and scientific aspects of engagements.  And yet, even after having finally achieved its ultimate goal, freedom was alas not so much free as made out to be, with all the assorted conventional rules both man made and natural laws of the globe put together.  Freedom was never free per se but for attainment of an independent slot for its national identity at global level, and all other peripheral interests subsequently fall in line with it.
Perspective | Views: 21 | Added by: tangkhul | Date: 28-Mar-2018 | Comments (0)

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