Zeliangrong Romances With Tradition By ‘Drumming’ Up Young Adults

Image Credit: Indianezone IMPHAL, Jan 12: In a throwback to the tradition of yore, the Zeliangrong community of Manipur has performed the rites of passage called Kong’‚ÄúPoumei (drum dedication ceremony) as a precursor to accepting young residents of dormitory as adults in the society. The ceremony of drum dedication which has been solemnized today is performed to honor two Khangbons (chiefs...

Folklore Study And Its Importance

When I was first introduced to the transcendental world of folklore, I did not even discern what the folklore was. My vague idea about folklore was a simple fairy tale where the prince met the princess and the story ended happily ever after. If I had not joined the workshop on Advanced Intensive Workshop on Folklore recently organized by the Department of English, Manipur University, I would have never...