A girl swallowed by a tree

Lotha Naga Tales Retold

Nzanmongi Jasmine Patton


adivaani, Kolkata, 2018

Language: English

x+211 pages

5 x 8 inches

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"This is a marvellously brave book. I know Jasmine has swum against the tide of publishers wanting her to fit her book into their agenda, and her refusal to do so testifies to her faith in her book. This is a book that should be used as a pathfinder for other books on oral narratives. Literature from the Northeast has been suppressed too long by mainstream publishing that requires writers from the region to write within a prescribed box and format. Here is a writer daring to write oral literature her way, retaining the flavor of oral storytelling, including Lotha words that are culturally untranslatable in their original forms, unashamedly using the logic of the oral narrator and taking us back to an age when 'all animals and insects could talk, and streams could babble, and all creation had the gift of language'."

– Easterine Kire

Nzanmongi Jasmine Patton

Nzanmongi Jasmine Patton is an assistant professor in the Department of English, Gargi College, University of Delhi. She has diverse interests ranging from Oral Literature and History, Translation, Gender Studies, Culture Studies, Women's Autobiographies, Indian writings in English, Classical Literature and western Music. She has written chapters for the texts of the Literature-Culture specialization of the MA(F) Program in Women's & Gender Studies, IGNOU, 2013. She has also co-authored a book titled A Handbook for Academic Writing and Composition by Pinnacle Learning, 2014. She has presented and published papers on folklore and oral history in national and international conferences and journals.