The Blaft Book of Mizo Myths

May 4, 2021
The Blaft Book of Mizo Myths

Supernatural love affairs abound in this book of six shortmythological tales from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram.There's one between a weretigress and a human hunter, anotherbetween a man and a phungpuinu (a very ugly sort of goblin), andone in which the king of the Lasi, or hidden folk, takes thebeautiful human girl Chawngtinleri to be his bride. The book alsoincludes a retelling of the Mizo creation myth: from the Thimzing(or Great Darkness) to the legendary Feast of Thlanrawkpa, and thewar between the beasts of the air and the beasts of the land.