TODAY -
Kharam tribe stands tall on proud tradition
Source: The Sangai Express / Ng Liklaileima

Imphal, October 05: Even as the strong current of globalisation has been sweeping every nook and cranny of the globe to make it a mono cultured world, the Kharam tribe of Manipur though small in number has been standing firm and tall against the overwhelming invasion of western culture.

The Kharam tribe are proud of the rich culture and tradition including folk dance, folk music , customs which they inherited from their forefathers and even more so for the successful preservation and promotions of their cultural heritage.

Another pride of the Kharam people is the Insak Kharea traditional dance form exclusively performed by women.

According to Waisonai, an exponent of the Insak Khare, this dance form is one of the most beautiful and rhythmic folk dance of the Kharams.

Saying that this dance form was born right after the Kharam people took to settled life, Wasonai remarked that this cultural heritage was handed over from one generation to another and is very much alive today.

She also pledged to preserve and promote this beautiful gift handed over to them by their forefathers for future generations.

Disclosing that Insak Khare is preformed twice in a year after the harvesting of kharif crops and rabi crops, she said that a woman can play the drums for this dance if she is able to.

Both the married women and unmarried maidens can take part in this folk dance.

Kharam tribes settle mostly in Kharam Pallel, Phaimol, Tusenphai, Laikot, Tampak Kharam and New Keithelmanbi.

Till January this year, the total population of Kharam tribe was approximately 1741 only of which women constituted 842. Wasonai of Laikot who has been teaching Insak Khare to young girls maintained that even though the Kharam people were small in number, they should take the responsibility to keep up the cultural legacy and traditional customs of their forefathers for the future generations.

Out of the many cultural heritage inherited from Kharam ancestors, Insak Khare is one of the priceless assets of Kharam tribe which should not be lost at any point of time, she noted.

Saying that this folk dance helps in identifying a Kharam girl, Wasonai conveyed satisfaction and pride over the successful preservation and promotions of their cultural heritage and traditional customs.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO!
  • Teaching vacancies at Banasthali University
  • Mouna Khatladi Si Ngaaktani : eRang
  • Ultrasound
  • Ginminlian, Lunzosang, Soitinkhup : eMing
  • Morok Metpada Jat Taba
  • Yet, it returned : Poem
  • Athoubashinggi Numit #2 : Gallery
  • Maram Nungsetpa Khousa #2 : Gallery
  • Free Technology in Food business
  • Requirements at Feerol
  • SC opens : Transgenders win rights
  • Poll predictions
  • The slogan - Buy do not sell
  • Imphal-Jiri-Tupul rail #4 : Gallery
  • Electoral system: Redefining republic
  • GENERAX 2014, Fashion Show #2 : Gallery
  • Faces Deceptive : Poem
  • Youth Development Prog @Sugnu : Gallery
  • Athoubashinggi Numit Kodompokpi : Gallery
  • A. Helim Choudhury: Veteran Sportsperson
  • Anti-corruption Squad for Manipur
  • Security tightened for general LS seat
  • Ex-IAS officer pens book on troubled NE
  • Trainees reqt for AISM Solutions, Imphal
  • (Un)Free and (Un)Paid Media in NE
  • Matric Pass @Drama Fest : Gallery
  • Manipur Tennis League @THAU : Gallery
  • BJP women worker campaigning : Gallery
  • Wake Up Call To All Voters #2
  • The Election Trap : Poem
  • Thangjam Modhu: Veteran Sportsperson
  • Feminine Voice in Indian Television
  • 2 arrested for racist remark against NE
  • Air Naga: a mystery with no blip
  • Meinya's power versus Nara's confidence
  • JRF Exam of ICMR for Social Science
  • 70th Anniv. of Battle of Nungshigum
  • Wooing the discriminated voters
  • From excellent FM to weak PM ?
  • Miscreants attack two tourists in Manipur
  • Lexicon on 9 NE languages
  • Elam Indira - Padmashree : Profile
  • Palm Sunday
  • Elam Indira : Gallery
  • Wake Up Call To All Voters #1
  • Singzu Joint's "Making love in Imphal"
  • 164th Anniv of Narsingh : Gallery
  • Nungshi Paodam :: Poem
  • 5th Drawing Exhibition : Gallery
  • RIMS Post Graduate Assn (RPGA) Meet
  • A hard critical look inwards
  • Chongtham Benudhar : Veteran Sportsperson
  • Rise Of The Slumber Boots : Poem
  • Loktak Landscape #50: Wallpaper Download
  • Looking East from North East
  • Diamond Jubilee JN Dance #2 : Gallery
  • Outer P/C Polling @Thoubal : Gallery
  • PhD Program in Physics at CSR
  • Conference: Peace Process in NE
  • Medical Transcriptionists @D&A, Imphal
  • Business Transcription Contractors @PSTAR
  • Writer/blogger/journalist wanted at Likla
  • 10th Edu-Xpo 2014 : Gallery
  • Tea with Duggal
  • Understanding the attack on Preshaw
  • Thoibi Loi-okpa by Laihui #3 :: Ooba Video
  • First-Century Intemperance
  • Macbeth: performance transcended time
  • Voting by SoO UG cadres : Gallery
  • 'Unplugged' at OUGRI Fest: Gallery
  • hLlQKidraba ceQla maca :: Seireng
  • Aquarium Exhibit/Flower show : Gallery
  • RA, JRF/SRF, PA @IBSD, Imphal
  • Conference: Ethnicity in Myanmar/NE @MU
  • MA in Development Studies at IIT Guwahati
  • 4th Melaka International Youth Dialogue
  • UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Scholarships
  • Workshop: XRF at Gauhati University
  • Defending the rapists
  • Maram Nungsetpa Khousa #1 : Gallery
  • Outer P/C Polling @Chandel : Gallery
  • Thai team arrival @RajBhavan: Gallery
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Where Are You Civility ?
  • paIKYlage KorjEse :: Seireng
  • Should my child be super-rich or poor?
  • 10th EDU XPO 2014 @Imphal
  • NE issues in manifesto
  • Rebels rear ugly head in phase II
  • Polling in 4 NE States ends peacefully
  • Outer P/C Polling @Ukhrul : Gallery
  • Not a picture of peaceful poll
  • NE on the electoral map of India
  • Outer P/C Polling #2 : Gallery
  • Outer P/C Polling #1 : Gallery
  • MU should stop spoiling career of students
  • Thabal movements : Simple scientific study
  • National Handloom Expo 2014 : Gallery
  • Requirements at AISM Solutions, Imphal
  • Applications For Senior Journalists Seminar
  • Thai team reception @Raj Bhavan: Gallery
  • Battle of Imphal Anniv @Kangpokpi : Gallery
  • State Central Library : Gallery
  • Melissa & Lavanya's robotics campaign
  • Ballot Jam concert @Wangkhei : Gallery
  • Laikangbam Ongbi Inaobi : Gallery
  • Oinam Chanchan - Singer #3 :: eRang Photos
  • Battle of Kameng (WWII) : Gallery
  • Poknapham Eema- Musical : Gallery
  • Thoibi Loi-okpa by Laihui #2 :: Ooba Video
  • laQKini AEgisu yeLhiHTa :: Seireng
  • Eyek Tamba : Learn Manipuri script
  • WWII veteran Reception : Gallery
  • Executives of NSUD: 2014-2015
  • Lungshang Village, Shangshak #2 : Gallery
  • Final @57 Mountain Div Polo #2 : Gallery
  • Ching Kaba @Cheiraoching #3 : Gallery
  • Manoharmayum Manihar- Innovator :Gallery
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba In Raj Bhavan, Bangalore
  • Thabal Chongba @Kolkata : Gallery
  • Lamphel DC Gate :: Panorama 360ø view
  • Ching Kaba @Cheiraoching #2 : Gallery
  • Admission for 2014-15 at Delhi University
  • Erat Thouram @Cheiraoching : Gallery
  • Thoibi Loi-okpa by Laihui #1 :: Ooba Video
  • Me Mom and Sister : Artwork
  • Moirangthem Surma Chanu :: eRang Singer
  • Nandaraj Nongmaithem: Lalit Kala Awardee
  • Meichak :: eRang Classic Movie