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High Wind

Tilottoma Misra (Author) Udayon Misra (Translator)

Set in the early twentieth century in Shillong, then an emerging colonial town under British rule and the capital of Assam, High Wind is woven around the life of the Sanskrit scholar Banamali Panchatirtha and his wife Haimavati, and their journey from the plans of the Brahmaputra to the hills of Shillong. Tilottoma Misra deftly and sensitively explores the layered complexities of the relationships between the different communities who make Shillong their home – the Khasi, the Assamese and the Bengali. As the story unfolds, Haimavati emerges as the central character who quietly but consistently struggles to come out of the clutches of tradition into a more rational and humane world where relationships are not marred by ignorance, prejudice and superstition. The novel was awarded the Lummer Dai Award instituted by the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society and the Assam Sahitya Sabha in 2017 for its sensitive portrayal of inter-community relationships.

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About the author

Udayon Misra

Dr. Udayon Misra, former Professor of English, has been writing extensively on issues relating to the northeastern region of the country. His published works include The Raj in Fiction: A Study of Nineteenth Century British Attitudes towards India (1987), Misra has also been a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study and National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

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Title High Wind
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.03.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Zubaan
Language: English
isbn 9789385932823
length 258p.