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Feathers, Fools and Farts: Folktales from Manipur

Feathers, Fools and Farts: Folktales from Manipur

L. Somi Roy
,
Thangjam Hindustani Devi
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Be warned.

These ten wacky stories in Feathers, Fools, and Farts: Manipuri Folktales Retold from Manipur, perched on India’s border with Myanmar, are not for scaredy-cats.

Nor for those of you who do not enjoy a hearty laugh or a good cry. And if you try to copy the foolishness of the characters, animal and human, in these folktales, you just might turn into a tiger, get stung by a swarm of bees, or even get poo’ed on.

If, however, you believe in strange romances, admire bravery, and like magic and sorcery, this book is for you, wherever you are.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Oct/2023

ISBN: 9780143459118

Length : 128 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Feathers, Fools and Farts: Folktales from Manipur

L. Somi Roy
,
Thangjam Hindustani Devi

Be warned.

These ten wacky stories in Feathers, Fools, and Farts: Manipuri Folktales Retold from Manipur, perched on India’s border with Myanmar, are not for scaredy-cats.

Nor for those of you who do not enjoy a hearty laugh or a good cry. And if you try to copy the foolishness of the characters, animal and human, in these folktales, you just might turn into a tiger, get stung by a swarm of bees, or even get poo’ed on.

If, however, you believe in strange romances, admire bravery, and like magic and sorcery, this book is for you, wherever you are.

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback

L. Somi Roy

L. SOMI ROY is the author of And That Is Why: Manipuri Myths Retold (2021), the precursor to Feathers, Fools, and Farts: Manipuri Folktales Retold. A cultural conservationist, curator, and translator, he has curated film for museums in New York like the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Asia Society. His translations of his mother, the Manipuri writer Binodini, include the Penguin Modern Classic novel The Princess and the Political Agent (2020). He is the founder trustee of Imasi: The Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Foundation in Imphal.

Thangjam Hindustani Devi

THANGJAM HINDUSTANI (TANI) is a linguist by training and an online advertising specialist by profession. A former corporate executive, she has a PhD in Linguistics and maintains a blog about Manipuri folktales at http://magickalmusings-thangjam.blogspot.com.


She lives in New Delhi with her husband Satyajit, their daughter Jessica, a couple of stray cats and some plants who all supported her immensely during the writing of Feathers, Fools, and Farts: Manipuri Folktales Retold. She has also translated Arambam Ongbi Memchoubi's Europagi Mapao from Manipuri into English (to be published).

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