The Oxford Anthology of Writings from North-East India: Volume II: Poetry and Essays

Hardcover | January 1, 2011

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 is divided into two sections. Arranged state-wise, Section I includes 85 poems by poets who initiated new trends in the modern poetry of the region. Section II includes 15 essays, which range from the philosophical to the analytical and the descriptive, and discuss the various aspects ofliterature and culture of the region. They deal with the literature and culture of particular ethnic or linguistic groups of the North-East, along with studies that reflect on the different dimensions of the multi-ethnic and multilingual cultures of the region. Including some new translationscommissioned 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:350 pagesPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198067496

ISBN - 13:9780198067498

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IntroductionPoetryArunachal PradeshManipurMeghalayaMizoramTripuraEssays and StudiesNotes on ContributorsCopyright Statement