Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Mythology & Folklore. Supernatural love affairs abound in this book of six short mythological tales from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram. There's one between a weretigress and a human hunter, another between a man and a phungpuinu (a very ugly sort of goblin), and one in which the king of the Lasi, or hidden folk, takes the beautiful human girl Chawngtinleri to be his bride. The book also includes a retelling of the Mizo creation myth: from the Thimzing (or Great Darkness) to the legendary Feast of Thlanrawkpa, and the war between the beasts of the air and the beasts of the land.
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Cherrie Lalnunziri Chhangte teaches at the Department of English, Mizoram University, Aizawl. Her areas of interest include poetry, folk literature, culture studies, and American literature. She completed her PhD on African American Fiction from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. A recent recipient of the Nehru Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, she pursued her postdoctoral research on a comparative study of Native American and Mizo literatures at New York University and Stanford University.Author City: Aizawl IND