Tales of Darkness and Light: Soso Tham's The Old Days of the Khasis (Paperback)

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Tales of Darkness and Light: Soso Tham's The Old Days of the Khasis (Paperback)

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Soso Tham (1873-1940), the acknowledged poet laureate of the Khasis of northeastern India, was one of the first writers to give written poetic form to the rich oral tradition of his people.Poet of landscape, myth and memory, Soso Tham paid rich and poignant tribute to his tribe in his masterpiece The Old Days of the Khasis. Janet Hujon's vibrant new translation presents the English reader with Tham's long poem, which keeps a rich cultural tradition of the Khasi people alive through its retelling of old narratives and acts as a cultural signpost for their literary identity.This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Indian literature and culture and in the interplay between oral traditions and written literary forms.This edition includes: - English translation- Critical apparatus- Embedded audio recordings of the original text

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Product Details ISBN: 9781013290541
ISBN-10: 1013290542
Publisher: Saint Philip Street Press
Publication Date: October 9th, 2020
Pages: 94
Language: English