Mamang Dai is a poet and novelist writing in English. She was correspondent of The Hindustan Times, The Telegraph and The Sentinel newspapers and President, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists. She also worked with World Wide Fund for nature in the Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspots programme. In 2003, Mamang received the state Verrier Elwin Award for her book Arunachal Pradesh - The Hidden Land, featuring the culture, folklore and customs of Arunachal’s different communities. She has featured in several national and international forums, and her poems, fiction and articles have been published in numerous journals and anthologies.
In 2011, she was awarded the Padma Shri, in recognition of her contribution to the field of literature and education. Currently she is a Member of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. Mamang lives in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
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