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Little Leisana and other tales

M Tomba *



The captivating tale, “ Little Leisana and Other Tales,” penned by Jes Chanu, made its debut in 2023 under the esteemed banner of Writer’s Pocket. This literary treasure, a work of fiction, enchants readers with its spellbinding narrative and vivid imagery.

All characters, locales, and occurrences within the book are the splendid creations of the author’s imagination, or portrayed in a fictitious manner.

The book tells the story of Leisana travelling the world by herself, discovering all its amazing and strange things, and meeting fascinating people along the way. It highlights the following

i) Little Leisana’s birth heralded the dawn of a celestial journey, where every step was guided by the tender hand of the Divine, nurturing her with boundless bliss and love amidst the ethereal blooms of the garden of dreams.

ii) She wanders the vast world alone uncovering its wonders and peculiarities, meeting intriguing companions, and finding herself amidst the journey.

iii) She explored diverse lives on her journey, discovering hidden emotions through friends, unrequited love, and chance encounters.

iv) Tampha and her friend, Laidibi, shared a bond of love and friendship. Laidibi, precious to Tampha, resembled a goddess. They played hide and seek and encountered various people such as the performers, the fortune teller, the players, the musician, the fisherwoman and the weaver, completing a circle from start to finish.

v) The tales of the seasons–spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter– hold profound significance in Leisana’s journey, reflecting the evolution of human activities, emotions, and impressions. Each encounter unveils new layers of understanding for Leisana, who delves deeper into the intricacies of life. The cycle of birth and death, encompassing infancy, youth, maturity, and old age, is strikingly depicted throughout her experiences.

vi)The other stories feature characters who encounter a mysterious and separate reality unique to each of them.

vii) The heart of this literary work pulsates with the essence of ‘Soul’, breathing life into its characters, themes, and narrative. It delves into the depth of human experience, resonating with emotions, struggles, and triumphs that speak to the core of our existence.

Through its evocative prose, it captures the ineffable essence of being, inviting readers to explore the intricacies of the soul and the journey of self-discovery.

In conclusion, it is a book that is creative, inventive, filled with imagination that, while imperfect, carries thoughtfulness, catering to choose loneliness and confusion amidst life’s challenges. It serves as a refuse during melancholic moments and times of grief, offering solace and a temporary escape from reality.


* M Tomba wrote this article for The Sangai Express
This article was webcasted on March 14 2024 .



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