Apatani Creamy Layer

Apatani Creamy Layer

An Apatani Bedtime Tale

The earth had the manifestation of a human SHE. SHE had arms, legs, a head and an enormous belly. The enormous belly was where humanity stocked. One bright sunny day SHE decided to get up. She couldn’t. The obstacle was HER belly. If she did humanity would perish. SHE decided to kill HERself. The act of killing herself was more like martyrdom. The Gods were pleased with HER sacrifice. They gave her one of the most beautiful manifestations of nature.

HER head became the snow-clad mountains, and the bones on her back turned into small hills (Mizoram, Manipur,Sikkhim,Tripura). HER neck became the north country of the fearless- Nagaland) and HER chest (with the heart and the lungs)– the valley where the Apatani lived, Arunachal Pradesh. HER bum turned into the plains of Assam (for just as there is much fat and appeal in the bum, Assam sits in fat rich soil with lots of rice and tea).