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Funeral Nights

Funeral Nights
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Funeral Nights
Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih (ஆசிரியர்)
  • Edition: 1
  • Year: 2021
  • ISBN: 9789389648287
  • Format: Paper Back
  • Language: Tamil
  • Publisher: Westland Publications
புத்தகம் 3 - 7 நாட்களில் அனுப்பி வைக்கப்படும்.
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புத்தகம் இருப்பில் இல்லை என்றால், அத்தகவல் உங்களுக்குத் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டு, அதற்கான பணம் (ஷிப்பிங் சார்ஜ் இருந்தால் அதுவும் சேர்த்து) உங்களுக்குத் திருப்பித் தரப்படும்.
A group of friends from Shillong journey to a remote part of West Khasi Hills to witness Ka Phor Sorat, the feast of the dead, a unique six-day-long funeral ceremony of the Lyngngams, a Khasi sub-tribe. It may well be the last time this ancient rite is performed. The ceremony—involving a number of rituals and the sacrifice of as many as fifty bulls—will conclude with the cremation of a beloved elder, a woman whose body has been preserved in a tree house for nine whole months. By mistake, however, the group ends up reaching the secluded hamlet of Nongshyrkon seven days early. Stuck in the jungle for eleven days, they spend their nights around a fire in the middle of a spacious hut built especially for them, sharing stories and debating issues in what turns out to be a journey of discovery for all of them. Funeral Nights is an unconventional novel—a vast collection of stories big and small, not so much about death, but about life, past, present and future, rural and urban, high and low; about admirable men and women, raconteurs and pranksters, lovers and fools, politicians and conmen, drunks and taxi drivers; about culture and history, religion and God, myth and legend. Inspired by the narrative frame of Boccaccio’s The Decameron and The Arabian Nights, but adopting a serio-comic style, this is intimate access to a whole world, spectacular in its documentation of a tribe’s life and culture such as has never been attempted before. ‘A closely-woven sequence of narratives that provides us a profound insight into the working of the tribal psyche where the borders of the real and the surreal get blurred ... Here is a book of rare scholarship that Mircea Eliade or Claude L vi-Strauss would have read with admiration and yet remains as accessible as fiction to the lay reader.’ K . SATCHIDANANDAN
Book Details
Book Title Funeral Nights (Funeral Nights)
Author Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih
ISBN 9789389648287
Publisher Westland Publications (Westland Publications)
Published On Aug 2021
Year 2021
Edition 1
Format Paper Back
Category Novel | நாவல், History | வரலாறு, Fantasy |அதிபுனைவு, New Releases | புது வரவுகள்

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