Hill Cultures is a new section in the Caesurae Journal. This issue (4:2 & 5:1) focuses on the Eastern Himalayas. There are two essays based on two short research projects on Sikkim Himalayas, conducted by research scholars from a university in North Bengal and there are three short stories. Two short stories by Sivasish Biswas, from his experience of his life in Mizoram, are from an outsider-insider’s perspective. The short story (from Nepali to English) by Sanjeev Chhetri, a writer based in Darjeeling, is curated by Benoy Pradhan of Southfield College, Darjeeling. We also include certain online lectures here, on the Eastern Himalayas during the Covid years, and a Lalan Fakir’s song from the sub-Himalayan Cooch Behar.
"The Aspect of Orality and the Interaction between the Oral and the Written in Tamba Oral Traditions" by Shraddhanjali Tamang
2. "An Outsider-Insider's Version of the Mizo Life and Culture" by Professor Sivasish Biswas
3. A Lecture by Karma Jinpa on Tibetan Buddhism
A Lalon Fakir song from Cooch Behar