IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(2): 151-154 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.337

A Way of Life of the Zelianrong Nagas in Manipur with Special Reference to Rongmei (Kabui) Tribe

Kamei Beeju
Abstract—The Zelianrong is the combined name of Zeme, Liangmei and Rongmei(Kabui) including Puimei. These four sub tribes are more or less similar in tradition, customary laws, traditional customs, folk songs, folklore, folk dances etc. They only difference of these four tribes is that they have distinctive dialects of their own. The article portrays the perspective of Rongmei, the Naga Tribe of Manipur. It indicates all their cultural, tradition, religion, social and economic life etc. of Rongmei tribe, which has been practices since time immemorial and passed on from their fore-father to the present generation. It also attempts to set the current changes that are taking place in the Rongmei society. The data is based on available secondary sources and fieldwork. The information and opinions collected from the informants have been thoroughly cross-checked by the authors for culling out accurate facts.

Index Terms—Manipur, socio-economic, traditional religion, Zelianrong.

Kamei Beeju is with the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University-RCM, India (e-mail: junakams@gmail.com).

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Cite: Kamei Beeju, " A Way of Life of the Zelianrong Nagas in Manipur with Special Reference to Rongmei (Kabui) Tribe," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 151-154, 2014.

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