Guns and roses

Print edition : July 12, 2013

Temsula Ao, poet from Nagaland. Her poems are marked by a strong narrative element that recalls the patterns of a lost life with a new self-assurance that rejects colonial notions of modernity. Photo: V. Sudershan

Mamang Dai, the most well-known poet of Arunachal Pradesh. Even while writing in English, she belongs completely to her native land. River is a major presence in her Neruda-like poetry. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

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