The Oxford Anthology of Writings from North-East India: Volume I: Fiction

Hardcover | December 1, 2010

EditorTilottoma Misra

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Covering almost 60 years (since early 1950s) of literary activity, this two-volume anthology includes fiction, poetry, and essays by some of the leading writers from North-East India, comprising the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.Offering a judicious selection of writers from three generations of the post-Independence era, the state-wise arrangement allows a comparative analysis of the development of literature in the region. Alongside established practitioners, the anthology includes pioneering works that show a newawareness about the emerging social and intellectual concerns in the region. This volume includes 32 pieces by 31 writers representing some of the best fiction writing from the region. Contemporary issues such as violence perpetrated by various militant outfits and in the form of counter-insurgency operations by the armed forces and human endurance in the light of these aresome of the dominant themes of fiction writing included in this volume. Divided into seven sections, in this volume we come across some of the most celebrated practitioners of the genre. In Lummer Dai and Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, we find the first generation of fiction writers from Arunachal Pradesh,who through their writings sensitively questioned the values represented by the traditional institutions that gave little space to the voices of the youth and the women. Alongside these master architects features Mamang Dai, a contemporary literary voice from the region. Including some newtranslations commissioned especially for the project, the volume comes with a comprehensive Introduction by Tilottoma Misra that traces the roots of the literature of the North-East.

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Covering almost 60 years (since early 1950s) of literary activity, this two-volume anthology includes fiction, poetry, and essays by some of the leading writers from North-East India, comprising the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.Offering a judicious selection of writers from thre...

Tilottoma Misra was formerly Professor, Department of English, Dibrugarh University, Assam. Her published works include Literature and Society in Assam: A Study of the Assamese Renaissance 1826-1926 (1987), two novels Swarnalata (1991) and Louhitya Sindhu (1997), and Ramnabami-Natak: The Story of Ram and Nabami (OUP 2007).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionArunachal PradeshLummer Dai: 'The Price of a Bride'Mamang Dai: 'Travel the Road'Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi: 'The Forest Guard'AssamRasna Barua: 'The Partings'Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya: 'Mrityunjay'Souravkumar Chaliha: 'Slaves'Rong Bong Terang: 'A Smiling Village'Atulananda Goswami: 'Munni's Legs'Manoj Goswami: 'Samiran Borua is on his Way'Arupa Patagia Kalita: 'The Conflict'Manorama Das Medhi: 'A Time to Come'Moushumi Kondoli: 'The Crossroads of Mukindon'Imran Hussein: 'The Slaughter'Kallol Chaudhuri: 'The Haflong Hills'Shekhar Das: 'The Treasure-trove'Pankaj Thakur: 'Ellen, the Tiger and I'ManipurYumlembam Ibomicha: 'Nightmare'Yengkhom Indira: 'The Herb Seller'T. Bijoykumar Singh: 'The Mauled Cub'MeghalayaS.J. Duncan: 'Civility is all that Counts'Wan Kharkrang: 'The Magical Power of the Necktie'Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih: 'Jaiph: Scrumptious Meat or Prophetic Frogs?'MizoramThanseia Mona Zote: 'The Gold Necklace'Vanneihtluanga: 'Innocence Wears another Look'Margaret Zama: 'Liandova and Tualsiala'NagalandTemsula Ao: 'The Curfew Man' and 'Sonny'Monalisa Changkija: 'The Hunter's Story'Easterine Iralu: 'The Man who Lost his Spirit'TripuraHaribhushan Pal: 'Nanda Teli'Bimal Chaudhuri: 'Riot'Haripada Debbarma: 'The Queen-Swap Magic'Notes on ContributorsCopyright Settlement