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HAB-92-2112574129

Date

2019 December 28

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Dharitri Narzary

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Madras Institute of Development Studies
Ghandhi nagar
Chennai
India
13° 0' 27.9" N, 80° 15' 17.226" E
IN

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Rice Play Song

I was surprised to see how the moment I enacted it, people immediately related to the song and came up with their own versions representing community rice 'world view'!

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Rice Play Song 1

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This is a play song from Kokrajar, Assam, India. Elders enact this with the children. The rough translation of the song is:

Rice cook … cook… cook…

Curry cook … cook… cook

Will you eat … will you eat … will you eat?

Keep for dinner also okay?

 

Lets go to plant rice now

Let’s make alli now

Let’s break alli

Let’s plant plant

 

Now let’s go to catch crabs from the holes

No way this side…no way that side… what about this side jogo…jogo…jogo!

Linguistic translation

Alli: refers to the rectangular boundaries made in the paddy field to keep the water in the field. 

catch crabs: crabs are found in burrows of the fields

 

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