Lecture by Margaret Lyngdoh on Karbi Death Culture at the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore on June 3, 2013
On Monday, June 3th, 2013 at 16.15 a lecture titled "Singing the Pathways of the Dead: Chomangkan and the Rhetorics of Dying among the Karbi in North Eastern India" will be delivered by Margaret Lyngdoh, the PhD student of the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu. The lecture will be held in von Bock's Building (Ülikooli 16) room no. 212. This talk will be accompanied by the screening of the ethnographic film titled "Chomangkan: Death Ritual of the Karbi Community".
This presentation is based on primary fieldwork material collected in Karbi Anglong, Assam from the 4-7 of April 2013. The Chomangkan Death Ritual is celebrated among the Karbi ethnic group of North Eastern India. The community comes together to guide the spirits of dead family members to the village of ancestors. Interspersed with multiple layers, this is a complex celebration set in the backdrop of the marginalized position of this community within the greater framework of the Assamese Hindu tradition.
Margaret Lyngdoh is PhD student of Estonian and comparative folklore, University of Tartu. Her studies are supported by European Social Fund's Doctoral Studies and Internationalisation Programme DoRa (Archimedes Foundation).
All are very welcome!