Mamang Dai

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Mamang Dai (Assamese: মামাং দাই) is an Indian journalist, author, poet, and former civil servant based in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.[1]

Literary career[edit]

Mamang Dai's first collection of poetry, River Poems, introduced by Keki Daruwalla established her as a major voice in Indian English Literature[2] and Literature from North East India.

She is also the author of Arunachal Pradesh: The Hidden Land [3]


  • Arunachal Pradesh: The Hidden Land
  • River Poems (Writers Workshop, Kolkata)
  • Legends of Pensam (Penguin)


  • 2003: Verrier Elwin Award from the State government of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • 2011: Padma Shri from the Government of India.

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