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U Kiang Nangbah

"U KHON KA WAIT KA STIEH

U KHON DAP CHYNRANG"





Da u mot sahnam da pynïein ha

madan-madiah kmai Blai

Na khlieh riat ka Kiang, U peit katwon wa

ïoo kynjai

Khlem artatien, katni chityllup pyrthai datip

ia me

Ïei chlur, Wei Maya ri, da sai mi ki buit,

Da pynioo mi katwa ïe

Im i pyrtuid, sah i nam

Da pynsabut mi da ki kyntien, wa da ki kam

Woh Kiang Nangbah ia me u kynmoo

tympang

Kam u Khon ka wait-ka stieh,

U khon dap chynrang

Nuksa wa bha, ia ka pateiñ me da pynioo

Ha ka Ri ïong i dahi,

Umkhmat wom hoi u tlor u joo.


On the occasion of the death anniversary of U Kiang Nangbah, a freedom fighter of the Jaiñtias, a Pnar poem by @xdtnoahjupejackllthmanar is featured. Chihajar Ngooh! 🙏🙏
U Kiang Nangbah was a freedom fighter from the Jaiñtia Hills, who led an uprising against the British. He was later hanged by the British publicly at Ïawmusiang in Jowai town, in West Jaiñtia Hills District, on 30th December 1862. A postage stamp was issued by the Government of India to commemorate Kiang Nangbah in 2001. Kiang Nangbah Government College was also established in Jowai in 1967 in his honour.
The Kiang Nangbah monument has also been erected at Madan-Madiah Kmai Blai, Syntu Ksiar, Jowai. (This is featured in the picture)


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