A conversation with Nagaland poet
Literature by Ashley TellisDec 29, 2012
Nini Lungalang is a
little-known poet from a region already marginalised by the mainstream Indian
literary world. While most anthologies of Indian English poetry do not even
recognise the existence of poets from the region as a whole (especially women
poets, though this is now changing), Lungalang is not interested in being
recognised. “I am a very private person and these are very intimate thoughts,”
she says, “and, therefore, I feel a certain sense of discomfort. I don’t like
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