Release of “Beyond the Frozen Hills”

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NAHARLAGUN, December 12: A fictional novel titled “Beyond the Frozen Hills”, written by Miranda Pertin, a civil service officer from Arunachal Pradesh, launched here on Sunday.

Published by Notion Press Publication, the book deals with the relationship and love between two sisters and their aunt. The book also speaks of a world of another species of hominid which lives among humans but hidden from view, like the yeti, the abominable mountain man, or Gretpu as the Monpa community calls them.

It is the poignant story of a young girl in Tawang and especially in a place called Lashikhe in the Himalayas. At the heart of the book, he talks mainly about humanity and the environment.

In launching the book, prominent writer and Padmashree Dr Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi observed that Arunachal is a treasure trove of stories, as different tribes have a myriad of distinct customs that are rarely found in the world. Padmashree Thongchi called on new writers to write about Arunachal Pradesh.

Thongchi further highlighted how author Miranda Pertin highlighted the materialistic and artificial lives that humans live in relation to mythical men from another world, highlighting in particular the unspeakable miseries that women must endure in our society. .

Calling the novel a heartwarming book, Thongchi hoped there would be more magical realism books from Arunachal.

Padmashree Mamang Dai said in her remarks, “All writing is fundamentally a journey, in and out. Although writing is a social reform, there is a responsibility at stake. ”Padmashree Dai further called for defending freedom of speech and expression.

Sharing her journey through the book, author Miranda Pertin informed that she came across the mythical yeti story in Lhou village in Tawang, where she drew inspiration to write the book. “It was a meditative, autopilot experience without causing stress. I gave my heart and soul to the book, ”said Pertin.

She further urged people to read more books by local authors to make the state literary society flourish.

Makbul Pertin, retired IAS officer and father of author Miranda Pertin, expressed his joy at the launch of his daughter’s book and wished more books would come from her in the days that followed. Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) Secretary General Mukul Pathak, writers Dr Jamuna Bini and Yumlam Tana also spoke on the occasion.


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