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And That Is Why . . . Manipuri Myths Retold

And That Is Why . . . Manipuri Myths Retold

(A full-colour book with Manipuri art)

L. Somi Roy
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A collection of endearing and vibrant retellings of Manipuri myths told for the first time ever to the outside world!

Dear Reader, do you know
· why the deer does not eat rice?
· why man gets wrinkles and a stoop?
· why the cat buries its poop?
· why a doll is worshipped in a village called Kakching?

Discover twelve magical tales from Manipur, the mountain land in the north-east of India on the border with Myanmar. Passed down by learned scholars, balladeers and grandmothers over hundreds of years, these unknown myths and fables are enriched with beautifully rich paintings that will transport you to Manipur!

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: May/2021

ISBN: 9780143452393

Length : 112 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

And That Is Why . . . Manipuri Myths Retold

(A full-colour book with Manipuri art)

L. Somi Roy

A collection of endearing and vibrant retellings of Manipuri myths told for the first time ever to the outside world!

Dear Reader, do you know
· why the deer does not eat rice?
· why man gets wrinkles and a stoop?
· why the cat buries its poop?
· why a doll is worshipped in a village called Kakching?

Discover twelve magical tales from Manipur, the mountain land in the north-east of India on the border with Myanmar. Passed down by learned scholars, balladeers and grandmothers over hundreds of years, these unknown myths and fables are enriched with beautifully rich paintings that will transport you to Manipur!

Select Preferred Format

L. Somi Roy

L. Somi Roy is the founder of the Imasi Foundation in Manipur. He has translated M.K. Binodini Devi's The Princess and the Political Agent and her screenplays, My Son, My Precious, Crimson Rainclouds, The Maharaja's Household and The Girls' Hostel, into English. He is also a film and media curator and has curated exhibitions for The Asia Society, The Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center and the Smithsonian Museum.