ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Body Is the Sum of Its Parts

Locating the coordinates of the north and the east in the poetry of northeastern India brings into focus the compelling sociocultural moorings of the region.

Irom Sharmila, the activist-poet from Manipur who’s now considered the poster child of all protest movements past and present from the northeast (NE) of India, envisages thus her deceased body once it is buried and parts are allowed to rot or dry in succession:

I’ll spread the fragrance of peace

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