The Legends of Pensam

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Author: Mamang Dai

9780143062110 | PB | pp. 193 | 2006 | Penguin Random House

The Legends of Pensam by 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.

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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.

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Author:

Mamang Dai

ISBN:

9780143062110

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

193

Year of Publication:

2006

Publisher:

Penguin Random House

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Mamang Dai is a poet, novelist and journalist based in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. Her poetry, fiction and articles have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Her published works include a poetry collection, River Poems; a book of interlinked stories, The Legends of Pensam and a novella Stupid Cupid. She received the Verrier Elwin Award in 2003 for her book Arunachal Pradesh: The Hidden Land and was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011 in recognition of her contributions in the fields of literature and education.

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