Ashi Tshomen: The Mermaid Princess
Ashi Tshomen is half human and half snake for she is a Lu princess who lives in a lake. She loves to play with her friends under the water, but also to watch the human beings who live on earth above her lake.
When the human beings become selfish and careless, they pollute her lake and hurt those who live in the lake. Ashi Tshomen’s father, the King of the lake becomes angry and plans to punish the human beings but Ashi Tshomen helps to find a better solution.
This children’s book while set in the contemporary world, tenderly evokes the traditional relationship between the Lu, or subterranean spirits who protect our water sources and the humans.
- Length x Width x Height: 22cm x 10cm x 22cm
- 110 grams
- Replika Press Pvt Ltd, India
- Riyang Books
- 30 pages.
Choden was born in Bumthang District. Her parents were feudal landlords. At the age of nine, her father sent her to school in India, where she learned English. She has a BA Honours in Psychology from Indraprastha College in Delhi and a BA in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has worked for the United Nations Development Program in Bhutan. She and her Swiss husband currently live in Thimphu.