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Title:Stories of Rani Lumum
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh
Contributor:Russon Dususow
Contributor (consultant):Anu 'Tranje' Jebisow
Contributor (recorder):Yachi Jebisow
Yaniam Chukhu
Description:In this session, Russon Dususow from the village of Buragaon in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh is narrating the story of Rani Lumum, who is considered a legendary figure in the Hrusso Aka community.The story talks about how Rani Lumum as the Queen of the Shañi-gübzü village of Gohaitan conducted village meetings during the post-Independence era. Russon is the daughter-in-law of Rani Lumum. She was married to Trombu Dususow, son of Rani Lumum and Drulyuw Dususow. The aim of the video is to capture and preserve the rich oral tradition practice of story telling of the Hrusso Aka tribe which serves as an important means of passing down of knowledge from one generation to another, which is unfortunately a dying art. The video also aims to capture the life of Rani Lumum and the legacy that she has left behind. RECORDING CONDITIONS Fairly quiet village surroundings; indoors. Microphone: AKG C 520 cardioid condenser mono headset microphone. Recorded on Marantz PMD 661 MK2 solid state recorder, Recording Specs: Mono, split into 2 channels, Sample rate 48000 Hz, 32 bit float. Video recorded on Sony PJ 540 camcorder mounted on a tripod Audio recorded separately and mixed later with video using VideoPad Video Editor(free version).
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh DESCRIPTION: This is a collection of Audio, video and textual language resources in Hrusso Aka, a language spoken by about 4000 speakers in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Hrusso Aka is an interesting language because of its dissimilarities with other languages in the region. It is highly endangered due to the ongoing rapid language shift to Hindi. This collection contains various genre of natural and elicited language forms such as stories, mythology, conversations, songs, dances, word lists etc, and has been made possible by an IGS scholarship by ELDP and a long-standing collaboration between the researcher and members of the Hrusso Aka community.
In this video,Russon is narrating stories about Rani Lumum, the queen of Hrusso Aka.
Daughter of Nima and Kejang Jebisow, and is married to an Apatani ('Chandu' Mihin Chada). The couple is temporarily residing in Buragaon for business. In the first year of recording, she ran a shop. She is fluent in Hrusso Aka and a very good public speaker. She takes an active role in women's self-help groups coordinated by UFS nuns and AJS at Buragaon, and has recently become the co-ordinator of the self-help goups of East and West Kameng Districts. Also know as 'Tranje'. A member of the Aka (Hrusso) Literature Team, formed in 2017, under the leadership of Vijay D'Souza. Original village: Buragaon
Daughter of Nima and Kejang Jebisow. A member of the Aka (Hrusso) Literature Team, formed in 2017, under the leadership of Vijay D'Souza. Original village: Buragaon
A member of the Hrusso Aka Language Documentation team from April 2019. Native village: Yazali, Lower Subansiri. Post graduate in Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai.
Wife of Trombu Dususow and daughter-in-law of Rani Lumum and Drulyuw Dususow. Mother of 5 children. Original village: Bana
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1312356%23
Publisher:Vijay D'Souza
University of Oxford
Hruso language
English language
Hindi language
Subject (ISO639):hru


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DateStamp:  2019-06-29
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Citation: Anu 'Tranje' Jebisow (consultant); Yachi Jebisow (recorder); Yaniam Chukhu (recorder); Russon Dususow. 2018-09-16. Vijay D'Souza.
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