Interviewee ID: 990166
Parent's name: Mashlai
Year of Birth: 1942
Education: incomplete secondary
Notes on education: This most likely means 7 years of schooling.
Work: Тарих дутуугийн группт
Born in: Manhan sum, Hovd aimag
Lives in: Songinohairhan sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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family; authority; funerals; environment; democracy;
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Summary of Interview 090322B with Alimaa
In the start of the interview she talked about her private life in the 1990s. Five years after the death of her husband, with whom she had lived for 33 years, she came to the city and now she is renting an apartment. She shared her thoughts about the democratic movement. At the beginning of the democratic movement she hoped people would live a pleasant life, but she considers she couldn’t see the effect of democracy. She mentioned about large numbers of people moving to the city because of lack of water and greenery in the countryside. She compared the life of the countryside herders and city life.
She talked about her childhood and the upbringing of today’s children. She also talked about the foreign relations in the socialist period, the development of techniques and technology, and about the changes in nature and the environment.
At the end she talked about the funeral rituals giving the example of her mother’s funeral. At that time white felt was put under the hip of the dead person and tea under his head, then he was covered with white cloth and stones put on the four ends of the cloth. In such a way he was buried and three days after his burial the corpse had usually disappeared. She also mentioned about the relations between the dargas and their workers. Her husband had been a darga of administrative organizations starting in 1966 until he passed away. She regrets that her husband dedicated his whole life to his faithful work and thought less about his private life.