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Mizo Songs and Folk Tales
Mizo Songs and Folk Tales

Mizo Songs and Folk Tales

by Laltluangliana Khiangte

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Language

English

Publisher

Sahitya Akademi

ISBN

8126013648 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 170

Binding

Paperback

Laltluangliana Khiangte

Author: Laltluangliana Khiangte
Editor: La;t;iamg;oama Khiangte
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 170
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126013648

Description

This volume presents different genres of Mizo songs and folk-tales representing the uniqueness and salient features of the Mizo-folk .

The main aim of this work is to highlight the uniqueness and salient features of Mizo folk-literature comprising folk narratives and traditional proverbs, sayings, songs, tales, nursery rhymes, riddles, war slogans, sacrificial chants etc.. The examples of written literature, mainly song and poems, included in this volume.

The dialects and languages spoken by tribals in India are very large in number. The literary compositions in most of them have survived in oral form though some tribal languages have taken to writing as a means of recording literary compositions. Conventionally, they have been perceived as mere anthropological curiosity, or at best a source for oral history. They have rarely been translated into English or an Indian language as a representation of tribal imagination.

Contents

Foreword
Introduction

FOLK SONGS AND CONTEMPORARY POEMS

Folk Songs
Early Compositions
Devotional Songs
Nature Poems
Love Songs and Contemporary Poems

FOLK TALES

Chhura: Undisputed hero of Mizo Folk Tales
Memorable Accounts of Men folk
Tales of women Protagonists
Tales of Love and Compassion
Animal Tales

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