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And That Is Why . . .

 

Longlisted | Book Awards 2022 | Writings for Young Adults

And That Is Why . . .

Full Title: And That Is Why . . . Manipuri Myths Retold

Author: L. Somi Roy
Publisher: Penguin Random House India

Award Category: Writings for Young Adults
About the Book: 

A collection of endearing and vibrant retellings of Manipuri myths told for the first time ever to the outside world!

Dear Reader, do you know
· why the deer does not eat rice?
· why man gets wrinkles and a stoop?
· why the cat buries its poop?
· why a doll is worshipped in a village called Kakching?

Discover twelve magical tales from Manipur, the mountain land in the north-east of India on the border with Myanmar. Passed down by learned scholars, balladeers and grandmothers over hundreds of years, these unknown myths and fables are enriched with beautifully rich paintings that will transport you to Manipur!


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