Through my Window

Voices from the hills

Print edition : June 14, 2013

The Oxford Anthology of Writings from North-East India. Tilottama Misra's scholarly introduction to the anthology gives one an insight into the heterogeneity and the complexity of north-eastern culture and literature.

Hiren Bhattacharyya. Many of the modern poets like Nilmani Phookan with his unique lyical imagination, Navakanta Barua with his modern imagery or Hiren Bhattacharya with his radical concerns have been widely anthologised. Photo: PTI

Aruni Kashyap. The e-journal 'Northeast Review', edited by the young poet, has been publishing translations of and critical writings on north-eastern literature. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Robin S. Ngangom. He has done excellent translations of a lot of Manipuri poetry. Photo: by special arrangement

The historic protest demanding the removal of AFSPA from Manipur. The new anti-romantic poetry of Manipur reflects the disillusionment of the writers with the accession of Manipur to the Indian Union, and the subsequent militant resistance movement and its suppression, including the imposition of the AFSPA made famous through Irom Sharmila Chanu’s 12-year-old fast and the above protest. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Irom Sharmila at a press conference in New Delhi on March 4. Photo: Tsering Topgyal/AP

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