This book is a collection of short stories that are based on the lives of the people in the North East region of India.
Summary of the Book
This book provides readers a different perception of the North East region in India. It gives us a larger picture and historical details of the life during the British rule, the world wars, missionaries and converting people to Christianity. Their world is filled with the presence of folklore and belief in the supernatural. In all of these stories, we can see the political and social unrest that were a major part of the people’s lives. Read about the girl who dreams of being a firebird one day, and the man who can shift his shape to that of a tiger.
About Janice Pariat
Janice Pariat is a writer from Shillong, and is based between the UK and India. She is the recipient of the Sahitya Academy's Yuva Puraskar Award 2013 for Boats on Land. Her work, including poetry, fiction and articles on art and culture, has featured in a wide number of national magazines and newspapers. She edits Pyrta, an online literary journal, and spends her time walking city streets in search of stories.