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Code

HAB-161-528951345

Date

2016

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Nini Lungalang

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University

Cotton University

Location

Northfield School
National Highway 61 Kohima
Nagaland
India
25° 42' 15.1812" N, 94° 5' 44.1204" E
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Comments

Ra...this is a very poignant

Ra...this is a very poignant poem and when read with other entries on the issue of Naga nationhood brings to the fore how claims by governments when in contrast with the will of people can lead to extended loss of life and overall loss.

Title

Dust

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  • Text

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Description

Nini Lungalang is an important voice in Naga poetry. She taught English and classical music in Northfield School, Kohima, Nagaland. In the poem Dust, she voices the experiences of numerous Naga brothers and sisters who have lost their lives. 

In this poem, the gloating and the staring sun witnesses a young man being gunned down in the field and dying in the dust. This is how a sister witnesses the assertion, the rebellion as the ink crusts in her pen. This is the skewed participation of a simple Naga woman who witnesses life being drained of its sap as she finds young people lying in “a scarlet little shower”.

To read an interview with Lungalang: https://fountainink.in/qna/tunes-of-a-piano-teacher

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