Folktales are the ingredient to the Zeliangrong socio-cultural life. It is associated with the people, place, events, animals and sometimes it relates to myth, God and Demons. It is an integral part of the history of the Zeliangrong without which, the essence of knowing, and connecting with the past lost its significance. Folktales provide moral lessons and how to live a dignified life and are the heritage that every Zeliangrong finds belongingness. The tales are a way of showcasing the cultural identity of the people of the region. There is no stronger connection between people than folktale. This small book is an attempt to let the world know about the lifestyle of Naga people particularly the Zeliangrong Naga through their folktales.
The story of creation, Hemangbui, Nrimsrang, Asa and Misrung, and Hemeu'nseupui are among them. These folktales have been a source of inspiration for thousand of souls and still, they are.
The author is a member of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), a religious congregation under the Catholic Church, working globally for the spiritual and educational upliftment of young people. Currently, he is pursuing MA in Journalism and Mass Communication in Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Angadikadavu, Kannur, Kerala.