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Title:Anecdotes and Memoirs by Miali and Api Sidisow
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh
Contributor (consultant):Miali Sidisow
Api Sidisow
Contributor (researcher):Vijay D'Souza
Description:Bundles numbers 1715 - 1721 contain storie and, cultural narratives by and conversations with Miali Sidisow, currently the Cultural Secretary of the Hrusso Aka Tribe. In Bundles 1715 and 1717 he narrates two stories to Mareena Sangcho, his clan-neice: 'The story of Shapse Ĝüñow' and 'How dry fish became elephant' respectively. Both are semi-mythological traditional stories narrated especially to children by parents, grandparents or village elders. 1716 is the migration story of the Druã clan. In 1718 he explains the significance and contents of the Traditional priest's hat. In 1719 he lists Hrusso Aka names of months and what activities are undertaken in which month. His son Tachin joins Mareena as a listener and interlocuter in these two videos. In 1721 his wife, Api Sidisow joins him for a reminiscing biographical conversation, and a song. Miali is known for his creative narration of stories and is knowledgeable not only of Hrusso Aka mythology, but also of other traditions like the Indian Puranic stories. Video: Redorded with Canon XA20, settings - Auto. Audio: Very noisy surroundings in Miali Sidisow's house at Upper Bhalukpong. Micropones: Audio Technica 803B lavalier omnidirectional condenser microphones - 2, one for each stereo channel, both attached to speaker's collar. Audio recorded directly on Canon XA20 video camera using XLR inputs and extracted later using Any Video Coverter software. Recording volume was set to low (around 4) in order to avoid the constant and extreme din of cicadas. Volume was later boosted using Audacity. Recording Specs: Sample rate 48000 Hz, 32 bit float.
Son of the late Medi Sidisow and Subai (née Degio), brother of Sang Dorjee Sidisow, and married to Api 'Chompe' Sidiso, and the father of 5 children: Soma, Tachin, Mona Lisa, Bobby and Sangkli. He is the Cultural Secretary of the Hrusso Aka Society, and active in Hrusso Aka culture preservation. Original village: Dijangania, now resident in Thrizino and Bhalukpong
The wife of Miali Sidisow (née Sangchoju) Original village: Lada, moved after marriage to Thrizino
Born in Karnataka, India. Working in Northeast India as a Jesuit since 1999. Involved with Hrusso Aka orthography development and language support since 1999, having learned the language at Palizi while teaching. Currently doing a DPhil (PhD) in linguistics at the University of Oxford, UK (Thesis: A Grammar of Hrusso Aka). Founder and leader of the Hrusso Literature Team, formed in 2017.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1246876%23
Publisher:Vijay D'Souza
University of Oxford
memoirs and biography
English language
Hruso language
Hindi language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Miali Sidisow (consultant); Api Sidisow (consultant); Vijay D'Souza (researcher). 2017-07-12. Vijay D'Souza.
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