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Jaintia folklore and legends, and the history of the Khasi religion (from the papers of the Rev. John Roberts)

S. M. Roberts

Jaintia folklore and legends, and the history of the Khasi religion (from the papers of the Rev. John Roberts)

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Published by Printed at the C.M. Printing Works in Carnarvon .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folklore -- India.,
  • Khasi (Indic people) -- Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Mrs. John Roberts.
    ContributionsRoberts, John, Rev, of Khasia.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40p. ;
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18986846M


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Jaintia folklore and legends, and the history of the Khasi religion (from the papers of the Rev. John Roberts) by S. M. Roberts Download PDF EPUB FB2

Consequently, there also appeared a concern with folklore, the search for a ‘lore’ of essential core, to write a new history. Khasi Jaintia Oral Texts Folklore and Development Antithetic NorthEast India Mentalities,The Folklife and the Socio Psychologial Issues of Development Identity Narrative, Ritual and Historical Jaintia Religion and.

The alphabet of the great Khasi tribe of North-East India was born as late as inwhen Thomas Jones, a Welsh Presbyterian missionary, introduced the Roman script to form the essentials of the Khasi written word.

The Jaintia Kingdom was a matriarchal kingdom in present-day Bangladesh and North-East India. It was annexed by the British East India Company in All the Pnar Rajahs of the Jaintiapur Kingdom are from the Syiem Sutnga clan, a Pnar clan which claims descent from Ka Li Dohkha, a divine l: Jaintia Rajbari, Jaintiapur.

U Ksuid Tynjang could no longer resume the form of a demon as he had formerly done, but he could assume some other form and remain in his old haunts. The form he chose was that of a jirmi — a creeper of a tough and tenacious nature which entangles the feet of hunters when they run in the chase, and saps the life out of the forest trees, and.

(A Legend of the Shillong Peak) Shillong Peak is the highest mountain in the Khasi Hills, and although it bears such a prosaic name in our days, the mountain was a place of renown in the days of the Ancient Khasis, full of romance and mystery, sacred to the spirits and to the gods.

Khasi-Jaintia, Kassel, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, English, Gallic, Hesse, Catti, Kassa, Khatti, Essen, Cassis students must delve deep into the past to learn the fantastic history of the Khasis. Khasi-Jaintia students must delve deep into the past to learn the fantastic history of the Khasis.

What has been revealed is just a : Shaining. Khasi - Religion and Expressive Culture. Religious Beliefs. Christian missionary work among the Khasi began in the late nineteenth century with the efforts of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist mission. The effects of their endeavors and those of other Christian bodies have been considerable.

Today over half of all Khasis have adopted Christianity. Khasi tribes reside in different parts of India like state of Assam, the Khasi Jaintia hills in Meghalaya, in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir.

They are called by the different names such as Khasi Pahris, Khuchia, Kassi, Khashi and Khasa. A large part of Khasi population is found in the state of Meghalaya.

The Seng Khasi is a socio-cultural organization of the Khasis, who have continued to adhere to the tradition monotheistic Khasi religion based on the belief of God (U Blei) as the supreme Creator and respect for the ancestors, is a great champion, preserver and messenger of then rich heritage of the Khasis.

Unitarianism in the Khasi Jaintia and Karbi Anglong claimed to be an indigenous religion is not based merely on the fact that it was started by a native person, but Unitarian church is an indigenous religion because the faith draws immense inspiration from the basic thoughts and philosophy of the tribal people.

share many cognate forms with Khasi language. Traditional Administration Traditionally, the Khasi hills are divided into thirty Hima (traditional states) and.

the Jaintia hills into twelve administrative units called Eleka. The head of the Khasi traditional state is U Syiem or the Chief and that of Eleka in Jaintia hills is U Size: 1MB. Myths, Legends and Folklore of the ‘Seven Sisters’ of North East India: Meghalaya.

Meghalaya, a Sanskrit word meaning “the abode of clouds”, is endowed with a rich variety of flora and fauna. Of ab species of orchids in the world, around varieties are found in Meghalaya. Khasi-Pnars in their earliest period of settlement in the land; 5) The Bhoi people, both Khasi and Pnar inhabiting the north of Khasi and Jaintia Hills with their different sub-groups (Hamlet Bareh, ).

According to A.S. Khongphai, the non-controversial definition of a Khasi is a person bom of a Khasi mother, irrespective of the fact. Beginnings of Theatre in Jaintia and Khasi Hills Folks say that the theatre in Jowai is about four to five generations old and Jaintia folklore and legends much influenced by Bengal in the pre- Independence era.

lapur was the capital of the ancient kingdom which comprises the Jairitia and the Khasi Hills along with the plains of Jairitia. A Brief History of u Kiang Nangbah. NATIONAL SPECIAL ARTICLE. By By It is indeed tempting to try to create the life history of this great Jaintia hero who had hoodwinked the British till the last and this is a small contribution to the attempt.

with the passage of time the story of u Kiang Nangbah got intertwined with myths and legends. The name Khasi identifies a group of tribes and subtribes presently inhabiting the Khasi and Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya State in northeastern Khasi call themselves Ki Khasi or Ri Lum.

The name Khasiwas probably given to them by the people of the surrounding its broad sense, Khasi includes several neighboring groups such as the Jaintia, Pnar, Lyngam. It's the indigenous religion with zero fraction related to Hindu.

Yes,Some ancient Jaintia king do convert to Hinduism. But the actual ritual practices is long before the concept of Hinduism. "Khynriam U Pnar, U Bhoi U War, u dei u paid Khasi baiar". The poet says that the Khynriam, inhabiting the middle ranges of Khasi Hills, the Pnar, inhabiting the eastern part of Meghalaya, the Bhoi, inhabiting the nothern parts of Khasi and Jaintia Hills and the War, inhabiting the southern parts of Meghalaya.

The Khynriam (or Nongphlang) inhabit the uplands of the East Khasi Hills District; the Pnar or Synteng live in the uplands of the Jaintia Hills. The Bhoi live in the lower hills to the north and north-east of the Khasi Hills.

and Jaintia Hills towards the Brahmaputra valley, Assam: 15, The Pnar, also known as Jaiñtia, are a sub-tribal group of the Khasi Tribe in Meghalaya, India. The Pnar people are matrilineal. They speak the Pnar Language which belongs to the Austro-Asiatic language family and is very similar to the Khasi Language.

The Pnar people are natives of West Jaintia Hills and East Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya, aya, India:(). Central Plateau of Jaintia Hills, the Wars residing in the Southern extremity and the Bhois who inhabit the Northern part. The distribution of population in Khasi Hills (East and West Khasi Hills) and Jaintia Hills according to the Census is 6,05, The indigenous religion of the Khasis teaches them to believe in one God, the Creator.

This section provides complete information on history of Meghalaya as well as legends ofMeghalaya. Get more details on interesting facts of Meghalaya. History of Meghalaya: the people were divided into 16 warring families with different chiefs.

These families belonged to the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo tribes. Today, they are the people of. For instance, the Bible is the sacred book of Christianity and the Qu'ran is the scriptural text of Islam, but Khasi Religion has no scriptures at all.

This does not mean that the Khasi Religion has no teachings to pass on from one generation to another generation. The Khasis have a deep respect for their.

Sen Sou men Khasi-Jaintia folklore: context, discourse and History; narratives as designer texts: Rynjah Tngensngi: Ka History ka Ri Khasi-Jaintia () Part-II Vol.

I, Acknowledgements: Mr. P.R Kyndiah (Shillong) for the informational interview. S Q Sumer (Jowai) for valuable inputs on Bamphalar. Marding Passah (Jowai). isolation, a number of dialects were created among them. They have a religion of their own known as Ka Niam Khasi (Khasi Religion).

The history of their religion and culture is surrounded by numerous legends, myths and folk-tales. These legends were handed down from one generation to the next through oral tradition until theFile Size: 1MB.

The Dimasa Kingdom (also Kachari kingdom or Hidimbā kingdom) was a powerful kingdom in Assam, Northeast India ruled by Dimasa kings, called Timisa in the Ahom Buranjis.

The Dimasa kingdom and others (Kamata, Chutiya) that developed in the wake of the Kamarupa kingdom were led by chieftains of indigenous communities of Assam and are examples of indigenous Historical era: Medieval India. Khasi (Ka Ktien Khasi) is an Austroasiatic language spoken primarily in Meghalaya state in India by the Khasi is also spoken by a sizeable population in Assam and is part of the Austroasiatic language family, and is related to Khmer, Palaung, Vietnamese and Mon languages of Southeast Asia, and the Munda and Nicobarese branches of that family, which Language family: Austroasiatic.

Sumer S. Q.:”Ki Jaintia ha ka Rke Rweit Bamphalar nachwa wei katni”. Passah Sajeki: “Bamphalar, the theatrical traditions of the Jaintias”. Sen Sou men Khasi-Jaintia folklore: context, discourse and History; narratives as designer texts: Rynjah Tngensngi: Ka History ka Ri Khasi-Jaintia () Part-II Vol.

I, Acknowledgements. The Khasi and Jaintia have very similar legends about their origin. According to one legend, God called for a council in heaven in which it was decided that seven of the sixteen clans living in heaven were to descend to Earth to till the land, populate it and to rule and govern it.

These seven clans that came down to Earth through the Golden Ladder are believed to be the ancestors of. The Pnar tribals have no recorded history of their own.

However, they are mentioned in the Buranji chronicles of Assam and the British records. [2] Like the Khasi tribe, the Jaintia people claim descent from Ki Hynniew Trep (seven mothers or seven families).

[1] The rulers of the medieval Jaintia Kingdom belonged to the Synteng community. [1]. Practice of the Khasi-Jaintia Presbyterian Church PhD Thesis, Ladder Mylliemngap, Abstract Even before the coming of Christianity in Khasi-Jaintia Hills, the Khasi people had a well established culture, well maintained religion, and well established administrative set up at which the Europeans were not only surprised but amazed.

Prior to. Cathedral Catholic Church, also known as the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, is a beautiful shrine located in the heart of Shillong.

This cathedral falls under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong, which administers similar shrines in Meghalaya's Khasi and Jaintia hills.

The construction of the present shrine was. by Gurdon on the Khasi people. Gurdon book provides systematic account of the people of Khasi-Jaintia, their manners and customs, their ethnological affinities, laws and institution, religious beliefs, folk-lore, theories as their origin and their language.

The author described the religion of the people as animism or spirit-worship, or rather theAuthor: Khachungla Tangvah. On Chinese Mythology III. Cosmogony--P'an Ku and the Creation Myth IV. The Gods of China V. Myths of the Stars VI. Myths of Thunder, Lightning, Wind, and Rain VII.

Myths of the Waters VIII. Myths of Fire IX. Myths of Epidemics, Medicine, Exorcism, Etc. The Goddess of Mercy XI. The Eight Immortals Myths and Legends of China, by E.

Folk religion in Hinduism may explain the rationale behind local religious practices, and contain local myths that explain the existence of local religious customs or the rituals. These sorts of local variation have a higher status in Hinduism than comparable customs would have in religions such as Christianity or Islam.

Assamese is an Indo-Aryan language that is spoken mostly in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam and is the mother tongue of many communities.

Other languages such as Nagamese and Nefamese are Assamese-based pidgin spoken in Nagaland and Arunachal respectively. Khasi, Jaintia and War the language of Austro-Asiatic family. Folklore Identity Development In the Context of North-East India - Kindle edition by Sen, Soumen.

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