A Critical Study on the Portrayal of Voice of Sorrow and Sombreness as an Accumulation of Various Experiences and Assertions in the Poems of Mamang Dai
Mamang Dai (b. 1957) was formerly a civil servant but currently a journalist and a writer from the Adi community of Pasighat, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh. She is also the founder of the Arunachal Historical Society. She has written extensively on the cultural history of Arunachal Pradesh and is a member of North East Writer’s Forum. A versatile poet, novelist and storyteller Mamang Dai is one the prominent contemporary authors from northeast India. The various elements found in Dai’s poetry are tribal myths, tradition, culture, landscape, tribal life of Arunachal Pradesh, neo- romantic essence. There is also portrayal of sad and sombre voices in different poems of her collection which shows different tone and pictures. Some of them show the picture of sorrow brought by death, sorrow for love, some cry in the modern world, some are sorrow with internal struggle leading to longing for peace and some sorrow of helplessness. The tones are melancholic, elegiac and nostalgic. This paper will give the reader the glimpse of different factors and various tiny corners of sad and sombre tones in the poems of Mamang Dai.