Myths of the North-East
Frontier of India

By Verrier Elwin
Aug. 1999
Munshiram Publishers
ISBN: 81-215-0915-7
470 p.
$47.50 Cloth

This book contains some 380 stories collected in the remote villages in northeast India. Largely untouched by external influence, this mountainous and wooded area is inhabited by people who have preserved their distinctive social organization and cultural institutions for centuries. Although some motifs in their mythology are known elsewhere in India, many others are unique to their culture.


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