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 bei