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
  • Legends of Pensam (Penguin)[4]
  • Once Upon a Moontime: From the Magical Story World of Arunachal Pradesh[5]
  • The Sky Queen[6]
  • Stupid Cupid[7]
  • Mountain Harvest: The Food of Arunachal Pradesh[8]
  • River Poems[9]
  • El bálsamo del tiempo[10]


See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Muse India Profile
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Eastern Book Corporation
  4. ^ Mamang Dai (1 January 2006). The Legends of Pensam. Penguin Books India. ISBN 978-0-14-306211-0. 
  5. ^ Mamang Dai; Nimret Handa (2005). Once Upon a Moontime: From the Magical Story World of Arunachal Pradesh. Katha. ISBN 978-81-89020-34-7. 
  6. ^ Mamang Dai; Srivi (2005). The Sky Queen. Katha. ISBN 978-81-89020-32-3. 
  7. ^ Mamang Dai (1 January 2009). Stupid Cupid. Penguin Books India. ISBN 978-0-14-310033-1. 
  8. ^ Mamang Dai (2005). Mountain Harvest: The Food of Arunachal Pradesh. Anwesha. ISBN 978-81-89003-12-8. 
  9. ^ Mamang Dai (2004). River Poems. Writers Workshop. ISBN 978-81-8157-190-8. 
  10. ^ Mamang Dai (2008). El bálsamo del tiempo. La Manzana Poética. ISBN 978-84-935997-4-4. 
  11. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.