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Arunachal Pradesh: The Hidden Land

Mamang Dai (Author)
Synopsis A tropical land hidden in rain and mist, a place where life and legend intertwine, a society dominated by age-old customs and beliefs, a people who till recently had little or no contact with the outside world, a region known as Arunachal Pradesh. Called the land of 'unknown savages' by early explorers, Arunachal’s tribal society and traduitional culture has undergone rapied transformation since India's Independence. As modernization sweeps through the land, concerted efforts need to be made to proctect and preserve the state’s tribal culture and its vast green forests.

The indescribable loveliness of this landscape is unveiled in this beautifully illustrated book, revealing a people who, snice life began, have lived in complete harmony with their unique environment. The book also attempts to document the rich oral tradition of the various tribes of this fascinating, forbidden land.

The stunning hues of this magical landscape and the remarkable lives of its people, all depicted in a manner which has neve been done before.
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About the author

Mamang Dai

Mamang Dai is a journalist and writer, and is Vice-President of the North-east Writers Forum. Her published works include two books, a collection of poetry, and a collection on folklore.

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Bibliographic information

Title Arunachal Pradesh: The Hidden Land
Author Mamang Dai
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.09.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780670083312
length 140p., Coloured Plates; Bibliography; 28cm.