Mamang Dai is a poet and novelist from Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. A former journalist and former President, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists, Dai also worked with World Wide Fund for nature in the Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspots programme.
Her first publication Arunachal Pradesh- the hidden land (2003) featuring the folklore and traditions of the state received the state Verrier Elwin Award.
In 2011 Dai was awarded the Padma Shri, (literature and education), and the Sahitya Akademi Award, 2017, for her book The Black Hill, in English.
Dai lives in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
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