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Arunachal Pradesh: The Hidden Land

About the Book

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 traditional culture has undergone rapid transformation since India’s Independence.

The indescribable loveliness of this landscape is unveiled in this beautifully illustrated book, revealing a people who, since life began, have lived in complete harmony with their unique environment. Arunachal Pradesh: The Hidden Land 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 never been done before.

About the Author

A journalist and former civil servant based in Itanagar, Mamang Dai has written extensively about the culture and history of Arunachal Pradesh. She is a member of the North East Writers’ Forum, and has published several short stories and poems. Her previous books include The Legends of Pensam, Mountain Harvest: The Food of Arunachal, River Poems, and two children’s books: Once Upon a Moontime and The Sky Queen.


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