DOBES Archive

The whole story is about the friendship between a crab and farmer who used to meet everyday. The narrator describes very interestingly how the crab saves its friend's life.
It is a small narrative on the division of clans among Chintang Rai of Sambugãu. It describes them as being the offspring of a forefather called Sambhong (Sambong) who settled in the area.
This is a brief but interesting recording about the Keraki sorcerer named Taga, told by Jimmy Nébni. (Taga was a sorcerer who did not convert to Christianity and continued his vocation to the end of his life). At the end of this recording the recorder (NE) asks the three Nen speakers present – Jimmy Nébni, Joseph Blag and Binzawa Idaba– for their evaluation of this man and what they think has been his fate after death – interesting if brief responses. Recorded with the Zoom H4N Keywords: Narrative; History; Religion; Sorcery
Yosang Amto tells an highly animated, amusing story of the time he took an airplane to the hospital to fix the leg he nearly cut off with an axe, when on the way, the plane crashed! Keywords: Narrative; Personal history
The session gives description of Henyongcha clan in general. The way of living style, origin, profession, agriculture, weather etc are described in this session.
This is a narrative resulting from an interview with an elder (LR), who is talking about the Hatuwa fort. The Hatuwa fort, located in Bhojpur district, on the other side of the Arun River, is a historically important place for the Kirati people. In ancient times a powerful Kirati king used to live and rule from there.
The history of Caudandi kings and unique works did by them are mentioned here. In addition to this, it is also mentioned about the Puma culture and general description of Puma.
This session is about the origin of Bal Kanya Devi (Dimahongma). The parents of the child had left her at home alone. She woke up and started to search her parents. Following their way she died when trying to cross a river. In this way she became a deity worshiped by the parents and later the whole community.