How inclusive is India's mainstream literary culture? Time and again, it has overlooked the wealth of literature produced in the Northeast region and has ignored the existence of the rich literary tradition of the Northeast. It is only very recent that literature from the Northeast has even reached the rest of India. At a time when we all speak of inclusivity, it is absolutely necessary to stop the othering of the region in mainstream culture as well.
Here are a few books to help you get started with building an inclusive bookshelf and educating and understanding the complex issues that mire the diverse region of the Northeast. This list comprises a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books by Northeast Indian authors and it is, by no means, exhaustive.