From the Mnemonic to the Literary: Exploring Memory in Select Works of Robin S. Ngangom and Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih

Sukla Singha

Department of English, Tripura University. Orcid: 0000-0003-4948-7297. E-mail: 

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Article DOI:  10.21659/bp.v1n3.s203


The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word memory as the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms. Indeed Memory is a tricky thing; some we have, some have us. Writings (in English as well as those translated in English) coming from the North-East of India bear testimony to this association of personal memories to the kind of literature produced in this region of the country. Be it poetry or prose, be it the pen of Mamang Dai, Temsula Ao or Robin Ngangom, memories or recollections of the past have greatly shaped their present in different ways and its consequent reflection is seen in the kind of writing they engage themselves in.

 Keywords: Memory, Manipur, Meghalaya, Home, Alienation.