Legends of Pensam provides rare glimpses into the life and traditions of the tribal community in Arunachal Pradesh.
Summary of the Book
In Legends of Pensam, Mamang Dai provides an incisive look into the the people, place, customs, traditions and the history of tribe of Pensam, a village in Arunachal Pradesh. The book brings to the readers intricately woven stories of the ‘Adi’ tribe with their legends, myths, and oral history. The Adi tribe resides lies at the foothills of the Himalayas, sharing borders with China, Myanmar and Bhutan. Pensam means “a place in between”. The author talks about such a place where the local folks believe all the wishes come true and everything can be achieved. The book is a collection of closely interconnected short stories based in the village of Pensam.
About Mamang Dai
Mamang Dai is an Indian journalist and former civil servant based in Itanagar. She has written extensively about the history and culture of Arunachal Pradesh. She is a member of the North East Writer’s Forum, and has authored and published several short stories and poems. She has also authored Mountain Harvest—The Food of Arunachal, River Poems, Once Upon a Moontime, and The Sky Queen.
Legends of Pensam
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