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The Resource Nagaland : a love story for modern India, Ben Doherty

Nagaland : a love story for modern India, Ben Doherty

Label
Nagaland : a love story for modern India
Title
Nagaland
Title remainder
a love story for modern India
Statement of responsibility
Ben Doherty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinarily powerful and evocative literary work that traverses new ground in the hinterland between biography and mythology. Nagaland is the story of Augustine and of the Naga people. With sensitively poetic prose, Doherty deftly draws the reader into worlds of parallel realities. The love story, desperate and damned, destined for tragedy; forged and upheld against the wishes of family and the dictates of culture, with a backdrop of violence and reprisals amidst the brutality of communal conflict. Alongside this is the telling of Augustine's childhood story, growing up in the beautiful mountain state of Nagaland where the traditional way of life, loyalties and beliefs collide with modern imperatives that, for many, lead inexorably to poverty, dislocation, drug addiction, disease and despair. Seamlessly woven throughout, Naga legends and myths connect these disparate worlds, the source of profound insights that are simultaneously confronting and transcendent. Poignant and profound, the reader is left with a yearning nostalgia for a past where eternal truths prevailed, to be gleaned from ancient fables and sages; where a people lived in communities richly endowed with cultural and spiritual certainties, and were valued members of large family and tribal networks. Except, of course, if you choose not to follow the rules..
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657688
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doherty, Ben
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Families
  • Naga (South Asian people)
  • Nāgāland (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
Nagaland : a love story for modern India, Ben Doherty
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A novel inspired by a true story --on cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061466062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780648066378
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020317791
Label
Nagaland : a love story for modern India, Ben Doherty
Publication
Note
A novel inspired by a true story --on cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061466062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780648066378
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020317791

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