Center for Studies in Oral Tradition

Among the Lyngngam and Nongtrai communities of the Khasi Hills, special funerary rituals associated with spirit propitiation, corpse reanimation and endo-mortuary anthropophagy exists. But the narratives about these practices have a special social function. This talk makes an attempt to analyse the storyworld of the Khasis, and it’s intersections with their social and religious reality.

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Center for Studies in Oral Tradition is thrilled to co-host Nick Spitzer, producer and host of the radio show American Routes (NPR), folklorist, professor of anthropology and American Studies at Tulane University.

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