Feathers, Fools and Farts
Author: L. Somi Roy & Dr Thangjam Hindustani Devi
“Feathers, Fools and Farts: Manipuri Folktales Retold from Manipur” takes readers on a whimsical journey through ten captivating tales rooted in the vibrant folklore of Manipur, India. The book, adorned with an intriguing cover illustration by Sapha Yumnam and a skilful design by Samar Bansal, invites readers into a world where strange romances, bravery, and magic coexist.
The stories, situated on India’s border with Myanmar, are not for the faint-hearted. The narrative warns against attempting to mimic the eccentric characters, as consequences range from transforming into a tiger to facing the wrath of bees or even a surprise encounter with bird droppings.
The author’s retelling of Manipuri folktales adds a delightful twist to the traditional narratives, offering a unique blend of humour, courage, and enchantment. The tales are a rollercoaster of emotions, ensuring readers both hearty laughs and moments of reflection.
“Feathers, Fools and Farts” is a must-read for those who appreciate unconventional storytelling and have a taste for the extraordinary. Whether you seek laughter, tears, or a touch of magic, this collection promises an unforgettable journey through the rich tapestry of Manipuri folklore. Be warned, for once you embark on this literary adventure, the ordinary may transform into the extraordinary!
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