The Girl Who Wanted the Brightest Star

Art Direction by Richard Khuptong
Illustrated by Tanya Gupta
Translated by
₹450.00 $19 £14.99

A beautiful young girl named Lengtonghoih, dearly loved by her seven brothers, is abducted by a cruel prince who intends to marry her. This enchanting story revolves around the seven brothers’ adventure to save their sister and how, instead, it turns out that Lengtonghoih saves her brothers with the help of mystical power and magic!
While folktales from many parts of India have been widely translated into other languages and have become part of national narratives, such stories from North-East India—a greatly underrepresented, culturally rich region—remain relatively unknown outside their own communities. This gorgeous book changes that by bringing forth a traditional yet subversive folktale of the Paite people—an indigenous community from Manipur. Conceptualized by Richard Khuptong, translated by Mercy V. Guite and beautifully illustrated in full colour by Tanya Gupta, Lengtonghoih will bring delight to children and enrich our magical world of stories.

ISBN: 9780857429025
Pages: 30, fully illustrated
Publication Year: April 2022
Size: 8.5" x 8.5"
Rights: UCP
Format: Paperback
Series: The India List
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