Here are thirty tales that come from the seven sister states of Northeast India, tales that have been in circulation orally for generations, but never brought together in this manner. This is a first-time collation that covers the gamut of northeastern culture, vividly imagining the genesis of our world, our ideals, identities and artefacts-telling us also about what happens when it all ends and sometimes, questioning the end itself. These folk fables convey our eagerness to share the Northeast worldview with all those who populate what is often called the Indian mainland. And yet, as the tales bear out, the periphery is also its own centre, the margin its own mainland.
This book, by well-known writer and journalist Uddipana Goswami and accompanied by exquisite and evocative illustrations by artist Pankaj Thapa, takes us into the heart and soul of the Northeast. For those not familiar with the region, it will act as a fascinating guide. For those who already love it, though, heres a chance to rediscover why.