Himalayan Dreamland: Journey To Kinnarlok
There are perhaps many a books written on Nagaland. Nagaland : Darling of the North East is not just yet another addition to that list. This particular volume presents a comprehensive picture of Nagaland with its historical and socio-geographical accounts, it includes at the same time interesting description of the various Naga tribes, their customs, rites, social systems, head hunting, arts and crafts, languages, rebel Nagas, folk songs and tales laying special emphasis on their colourful festivals which still today vibrate the hill and forests and vigorous yet intrinsic qualities despite the foreign missionaries injecting the spirit of their gospels among the people. The author who had been in Nagaland for a long time gathered an intimate knowledge about the tribes gives a graphic description with a unique and exquisitely interesting style.
Kiranshankar Maitra (b. 1935) after having completed his academic education in the Presidency College and Calcutta University, joined AIR, as a Programme Executive in 1965 and has since been travelling to different parts in India. Basiclly a poet, he has made his marks in the literary world and has been writing in prestigious journals of the country in English, Bengali and Hindi. He has already authored three books in English entitled Himalayan Dreamland: journey to Kinnarlok, Naga Folk-Tales and Now, (a book of verse). As an author, he has been noted in ‘International Writers and Authors who’s Who’ (Cambridge, London), ‘Biography International’, ‘Asia International Who’s Who’ and ‘Indian Writers and Authors who’s who; (Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi) and many others. The author has been holding many responsible posts in AIR and Doordarshan and at present is posted as Director, All India Radio, Jamshedpur
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