Writer works against all odds to promote Nagaland’s vernacular language, literature
P. Alem Jamir is a writer working against all odds to provide a platform that will help preserve Nagaland’s vernacular language andliterature.
Expressing his anguish over youngsters forgetting their own culture and identity, he recalls that as a child in school, he use to write essays, short stories and poetry.
He first published his novel in the vernacular language in 2003, and till date, he has written four books of vernacular fiction and two vernacular translations of English fiction.
At 41, Alem Jamir lives with his wife Amenla Jamir and two children aged six and four in a rented house in Dimapur.
His wife is a working woman, but is completely dedicated to help her struggling writer husband. She goes through all of his writings before the final print.