The Legends of Pensam

The Legends of Pensam (English, Paperback, Dai Mamang)

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The Legends of Pensam  (English, Paperback, Dai Mamang)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780143062110, 9780143062110
    • Pages: 208
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    Legends of Pensam provides rare glimpses into the life and traditions of the tribal community in Arunachal Pradesh.

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    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.

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    • A journalist and former civil servant based in Itanagar, Mamang Dai has written extensively about the culture and history of Arunachal Pradesh. She is a member of the North East Writers Forum, and has to her credit a number of published short stories and poems. Her previous books include The Legends of Pensam, Mountain HarvestThe Food of Arunachal; River Poems; and two childrens books, Once Upon a Moontime and The Sky Queen.
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    • 198 mm
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    • 129 mm
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    Legends of Pensam

    After reading Janice Pariat's Boats on Land, I decided upon a binge diet of as many NE authors as I could lay my hands on. A friend had written a paper on Mamang Dai's poems. But I was eager to read the Legends of Pensam after coming across the book online. Unfortunately, I was disappointed after reading the first two stories. Unlike Janice who weaves a rich tapestry of characters living in and around Shillong, and traces a linear trajectory of the metamorphosis of the town from the 1800s to ...
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    Q:can i get legends of pensam and black hill together as combo since they are by the same author?
    A:ha yss... u can get i hv bought the same
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