Breathing between never-ending blankets of forests and clouds, Shillong is the gem of a city hidden beyond the reach of your average holiday. Home to the Khasi, the Garo and the Jaintia tribes of Meghalaya and many others who left their homes behind to make one among the local community; it’s a beauty that retains its old-world charm even in today’s era of malls and multiplexes! People Called Shillong, a pilot project under the People Place Project intends to survey the life and landscape in the mesmerizing land called Shillong that will widen your horizon beyond the periphery of it being just the ‘Scotland of the East’.
The People Place Project (PPP) is an initiative to chronicle the life and times we live in. Through a lens of people and places, we hope to pin together the narrative of how we have come to be here – our language, our thoughts, our attire, our structures – everything that defines us. The Project will travel through cities of the world to unravel fresh individual narratives that add to the whole. Started in 2014 under the title People Called Mumbai, the second book published was People Called Ahmedabad in January 2017. The next book scheduled to release in November is People Called Shillong. The project now aims to travel across the prime cities of India and also diversify to create new readings that will connect the reader with with people and places. The cover of the upcoming book People Called Shillong has been designed by the talented Saee Paegar and about more than 13 writers have penned down stories that befittingly portrays Shillong. Starting from today, we present before you a brief introduction of all the writers- one at a time, without whom People Called Shillong would not have materialized.
Nishiggandha Kerure– she is ‘The activist at heart’, ‘The storyteller’ and ‘Meghalaya to Memphis’ these also happen to be the title of her stories among many others. She has played an influential role in bringing Shillong to the curatorial table of People Called Shillong.
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