Category: Folklore

  • Folklore From North-East India: Tale Of A Mishmi Girl

    Folklore From North-East India: Tale Of A Mishmi Girl

    This folktale, from the Idu Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, tells about the moral behind the Idu tradition of naming their new born babies within 5 days after delivery. If not followed, it is believed that a khinu (Eng: spirit) will name the baby and take it away. One upon a time, a beautiful daughter […]

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  • Folklore From North-East India – Rih Dil Lake, Mizoram

    Folklore From North-East India – Rih Dil Lake, Mizoram

    Rih Dil Lake, a heart shaped lake located midst breathtaking greenery, is the largest lake in the state of Mizoram in India, but awkwardly, is situated in the kingdom of Myanmar. Maybe it has to do with the influence of the lake in the culture and tradition of the Mizo people. Believed to the passage […]

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  • Folklore From North-East India – A Singpho Tribe Tale On How The World Was Created

    Folklore From North-East India – A Singpho Tribe Tale On How The World Was Created

    The Singpho Tribe reside in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India, and in China and Myanmar where they are known as Jingpo and Kachin respectively. They are known for their fierce independence, disciplined martial art skills, and for their lifestyle where nature parts a important role. Here is a local Singpho lore originating from […]

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  • Folklore From North-East India ~ A Manipuri Tale About A Demoness

    Folklore From North-East India ~ A Manipuri Tale About A Demoness

    This tale, about bravery and intelligence, has its origin in the state of Manipur in northeastern India, a beautiful land which has remained much hidden from the outside world due to decades of hostile struggle and hard terrain. Long long time ago in a faraway village in Manipur, lived a poor couple – Kaliyong and […]

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  • Folklore From North-East India ~ A Mishmi Tribe Tale On How We Learned To Weave

    Folklore From North-East India ~ A Mishmi Tribe Tale On How We Learned To Weave

    The Mishmis are a tribe who inhabit the northeastern regions of South Tibet. In India, they reside in the Lohit and Dibang districts of Arunachal Pradesh. They have a long history and were one of the first tribes to migrate into the lands of Pemako; where they fiercely ruled and were often a trouble for the […]

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  • North-East India Folklore ~ An AkaTribe Tale On How The World Was Formed

    North-East India Folklore ~ An AkaTribe Tale On How The World Was Formed

    The Aka Tribe, also known as the Hruso Tribe, live in the Kameng area of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. They are mainly animists, but have been influenced by both Buddhism and Hinduism. They are fascinating in their superstitious beliefs and magical practices.  Here is a tale from their culture that describes how the world was formed – At the […]

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  • Folklore From North-East India ~ An Apatani Tale On How The World Was Created

    Folklore From North-East India ~ An Apatani Tale On How The World Was Created

    The Apatani Tribe who reside in the state of Arunachal Pradesh are full of wonder – in their cultures, in their customs, in their way of life, and in their folklore. Here’s a tale that deals with the creation of the world and has its origins in the Riu Subansiri area of Arunachal Pradesh ~ […]

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