Parry, N. E. (Neville Edward), 1884-. The Lakhers

Table of Contents

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The Lakhers: Part I

Introductory

Early Relations With British.

Effects Of British Rule.

The Mission.

Physical Characteristics.

Character.

Dress.

Men's Hair Dressing.

Women's Dress.

Women's Ornaments.

Weapons And Tools.

Stones.

Tattooing.

Part Ii

Domestic Life

Ceremonies Performed When Building A New House.

Details Of House.

Chief's House.

Articles Of Household Use.

Daily Life.

Agriculture.

Food.

The Butcher's Art.

Drink.

Tobacco.

Trade.

Cloth-making.

Dyeing.

Metal Work.

Fire-making.

Basket Work.

Saikhua.

Kachu.

Tlabai.

Phavaw-pawkho.

Pawkho.

Baitarupa.

Dapi.

Bara.

Viakuarina.

Baiba.

Bongtong.

Cheupapa.

Chapawseihna.

Chanongseihna.

Dawkia.

Lawbu.

Sanghri.

Awhbeu.

Awhchari.

Hrabeu .

Mangkhawpa.

Beusaro.

Matting.

Bridges.

Pottery.

String.

Knots.

Woodwork.

Hide-work.

Gunpowder.

Hunting.

Saw.

Traps, Etc.

Fishing.

Livestock.

Medicines.

Poisons.

Amusements.

Songs.

The Song Of Two Cousins.

The Tlongsaihla.

Pakhupihla.

Musical Instruments.

Games.

Measurements Of Time.

Measures Of Length.

Measures Of Height.

Measures Of Width.

Measures Of Thickness.

Measures Of Area.

Measures Of Capacity.

Counting.

Points Of The Compass.

Currency.

War. Chariachang.

The Ia Ceremony.

Peace-making.

Cannibalism.

Captives.

Slavery.

Part Iii

Laws And Customs

Tribal And Clan Organisation.

Clans.

Relationship.

Terms Of Relationship Used In Address.

Descriptive Terms For Relationship.

The Village.

The Chief.

Dues And Subscriptions.

Dues And Services To Be Rendered To The Chief Personally.

Saiko.

Siaha.

Kiasi.

Tisi.

Savang.

Chapi.

Sahaw.

Saiko.

Siaha.

Kiasi.

Tisi.

Savang.

Chapi.

To The Chief.

Services And Dues To Be Rendered To The Community.

Sathi.

Vohle.

Sakhei.

Tlongang ( Hospitality ).

Migration.

Chipaleipa.

Leichhang. Trial Of Cases.

Achhisa Or Asia.

Fines.

Vopia.

Lianeu ( Murder ).

Suicide.

Aparupa, Theft.

Kumasaparu ( Theft Of Bird Or Animal From. Trap ).

Atuh ( Assaults ).

Angiapatli ( Eavesdropping ).

Tlahno ( House Trespass ).

Thapachhi ( Defamation ).

Sahrangthipa Thlei.

Seichodo.

Sahrang A Hleu.

Vo Lei Hlo.

Ano Or Pawlapa.

Sawnglahna Or Kaleipasa.

Sapala.

Kawngngiareu.

Tliapi And Tliata ( Commission ).

Sahrang Ka Leila ( Damage Done By Animals ).

Theupapathlei ( Accidental Deaths ).

Kei ( Friends ).

Food And Lodging Charges.

The Position Of Women.

Riathama ( The Bastard's Price ).

Rakhong Kia ( Fornication In Another's Bed ).

Biatai ( Agreement To Fornicate ).

Sapihria ( Touching Of Woman's Breasts ).

Aleuhno ( Fornication With Sleeping Woman ).

Hrahrachahno Or Chanongchahno ( Rape ).

Cheusa Lapinong Reipaso ( Attempted Seduction ).

Lunacy.

Reutang ( Inheritance ).

Adoption ( Sawta Alapa ).

Reu ( Heirlooms ).

Marriage Customs.

Laisacharei ( Courting ).

Nonghia ( Marriage ).

Prohibited Degrees Of Relationship.

Remarriage Of Widows.

Lapinongkhu ( Marriage To Deceased Brother's Wife ).

Ordinary Marriages.

Nong A Pahaw ( Child Marriage ).

Anas Relating To Marriage.

Exchange Of Husbands.

The Marriage Price.

Puma.

Nongcheu.

The Nangcheu.

The Ahlas.

Dowry. Chanong Chaichi Or Chanong Theukhei.

Jilting. Chanong Aparawtupa.

Tlongangma ( Putting Up Price ).

Elopement. Arakhei.

Concubines. Nongthang.

Satawreu.

Longtang.

Laawha.

Chhikhawvia.

Nonghnolei.

Divorce.

Lapinongma.

Sawng Pakua.

Khuthi ( Impotence ).

Hrupathilei Hasala ( Divorce On Account Of Madness ).

Aphei ( Adultery ).

Part Iv

Religion

The Soul.

Ana.

Pana And Aoh.

Anahmang.

The Phavaw.

Khazangpina.

Zakhapa.

Zangda.

Khisongbo Or Kathlawbo.

Tleulia.

Feasts.

Birth.

The After-birth.

Nawdong.

Nawhri.

Names.

Teeth.

Death Ceremonies.

Death.

Graves.

Mourning.

Memorials.

The Death Due Or Ru.

Claiming The Ru.

Chhongchhireu.

Sacrifices Connected With The Crops.

Leuhrangna.

Sachipachhua.

Chithla.

Pazutawla.

Chitang.

Chhomei.

Sahrisa.

Leuhmathawna.

Pazusata.

Khanghnakia.

Laliachhia.

Sawva Awhthi.

Bei Pariawthi.

Vebawngpana.

Akheideu.

Other Anas Relating To Paddy.

Sahu.

Ana To Shift Boundary Of Field.

Leu Ckahi.

Ceremonies Connected With Rain.

Hawmikah.

Ceremonies Connected With Sickness.

Tlaraipasi.

Individual Sacrifices.

Chawngva.

Sawhrangba.

Ahmaw.

Hmo-theu.

Thlaaw.

Awhrang Pathli.

Miscellaneous Beliefs.

Parialupa.

Atlong.

Achhisa ( A Curse ).

Beliefs About Animals.

Dreams.

Divination.

Khazanghneipa Or Mediums.

Natural Phenomena.

Stars.

Part V

The Lakher Language

Lakher Alphabet And Pronunciation.

Nouns.

Gender.

Numbers.

Cases.

Adjectives.

Comparison Of Adjectives.

Superlative Degree.

The Cardinal Numbers.

Ordinal Numbers.

Numeral Adverbs.

Demonstrative Adjectives.

Pronouns.

Personal Pronouns.

Reflexive Pronouns.

Relative Pronouns.

Interrogative Pronouns.

Possessive Pronouns.

Verbs.

Causative Verbs.

Adverbs.

Prepositions.

Conjunctions.

Interjections.

Korabaibu Phaumgpa.

Proverbs.

Part Vi

Folklore

Awti-pong Palong.

The Story Of The Wild Cat, The Hen, And The Egg.

The Story Of The Dog And The Goat.

Seilakangpa.

The Story Of The Tortoise And The Monkeys.

Nonghmei Nong.

The Widow's Son.

Sawku Nata Sakhi Phong.

The Story Of The Porcupine And The Barking Deer.

Tlauaphong.

The Story Of Tlaua.

The Story Of Nara. 1

Azeu Phongpa.

The Girl Who Married A Monkey.

The Story Of The Pala Tipang. 1

Pona Nata Tlaikopa.

How The Pona Separated From The Tlaikopa. 2

Pawsai Phong ,

The Story Of The Cockscomb Flowers.

Atlang. 2

Tleulianong Nata Tisi Khupi.

Why There Is No Mist On The Tisi River.

The Story Of Saku Village.

The Story Of Korabaibu.

Rita Nata Vachhu.

The Munia And The Dove.

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Lakhers

Published By: Original publisher London: Macmillan. 1932. xx, 640 p. ill., plates, map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By N. E. Parry. With an introduction and supplementary notes by Dr. J. H. Hutton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mara (AR20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Location (131); Topography and geology (133); Linguistic identification (197); Cultural identity and pride (186); Community structure (621); Settlement patterns (361); Community heads (622); Inter-community relations (628); Inter-ethnic relations (629); General character of religion (771); Animism (774); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Organized ceremonial (796); Avoidance and taboo (784); Kin relationships (602); Clans (614); Cereal agriculture (243); Ethnopsychology (828); Ethnometeorology (821); External relations (648);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this detailed colonial treatise on the culture of Mara villages and neighboring communities, themes covered range from domestic life and seasonal agricultural cycles to village customs related to land tenure, hunting, fishing, and mutual help and cooperation among households. Also described are inter-village variations in social organization, periodic rituals, communally enforced sanctions, conflict management practices, and marriage customs.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ar20-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: "Published by direction of the government of Assam." Includes bibliographical references (p. 576-578)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1924-1928

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Colonial official-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1924-1928

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southern Mizoram, India; western Chin State, Myanmar

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Lakher (Asian people)//Assam (India)--Social life and customs

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