Indigenous Writers of India: Introduction and Contributions (Vol.1 : North-East India)

Indigenous Writers of India
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  • Author :Ramnika Gupta
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180693007
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 227
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: North East Indian Studies

About the Book :

This series, running into four volumes, presents biographies of indigenous writers of India, covering all genres of literature. It offers not only personal data and list of publications of individual writers, but also a window into their culture and the various ways that each of them has used literature to preserve and promote their own languages and community identities. Volume one puts together biographies of 105 tribal writers of all the eight states of North-East India Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim. They represent more than 15 tribal languages such as Adi, Apatani, Boro, Garo, Karbi, Rabha, Santali, Tiwa, Paite, Tangkhul, Khasi, Mizo, Tenydie, Kokborok, Lepcha and Nepali. The other three volumes, covering Eastern India (West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar), South India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu), and Western and Central India (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh) are also in the pipeline.

About Author :

Ramnika Gupta, former member of Bihar Vidhan Sabha, is presently President of Ramnika Foundation. Also, she is editor of a Hindi quarterly journal Yudha Rat Aam Aadmi, and Joint Secretary of Democratic Writers Association (Bihar-Jharkhand Chapter) as well as Member of National Council of Democratic Writers Association. She is a well-known Hindi poetess and novelist and has to her credit many collections of poems, short stories, novels and essays. She has bagged several awards for her literary achievements and social service.