Tangkhul Naga Cultural Insights on Women’s Participation in Decision Making

Tangkhul Women’s Participation in Decision Making, The Past and Today -Dr. Sinalei Khayi Lecturer, Pettigrew College, History Department ‘It was the practice in the past where a special seat was reserved for Mother.  This special seat is called Ava Hampam which signifies the importance of mother in the family.  No one can take that seat, not even children and guests. …

Administrative Village Authority of the Tangkhuls

  “Though theoretically the hangva is responsible for the administration of the village among its different clan members, practically all the villagers are involved in the administration as well as in the matter of village defense.  The village elders command respect from the villagers while performing the duties of public service as a member of the hangva.  Otherwise they are …

A cultural perspective of Lui

Lungko “This year, because of the whims of the weather and pests, there were not enough paddy seedlings for transplanting. Then the neighbours chipped in, they shared their seedlings despite the risk of running short themselves. The different colours, heights and maturity of the paddies is a testament of continuing the tradition and social support system of helping each other …

The Yorla & Pukreila of the Tangkhul

“In the world where conflict and division, violence and destruction have gripped in we have no other option than to look for some means to negotiate between warring groups and also any means to control the situation. It is in that context of need and search the Tangkhul concept of pukreila becomes important, meaningful and relevant. It is a cultural …