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People Called Shillong – a book reading by Nisha Nair-Gupta

When: February 24, 2018 @ 5PM

About the book:

After ‘People called Mumbai’ and ‘People called Ahmedabad’, we traveled to Shillong. One of the most important cities in Northeast India, Shillong has a complex history of transformation from tribal hills to a Colonial summer capital to the present day education hub that it is.  
A hospitable and picturesque city nestled in the Khasi hills, with all the trappings that makes it a ‘go-to-hill station’, the city is so much more than the clichés often describing it. The capital of Meghalaya is the perfect setting for our third book in the series. ‘People called Shillong’ intends to capture the geography and the textures transcending beyond the clichés. Fifty stories attempt to catch the heartbeat. The life and times of this city in Khasi hills provide a re-reading and an intimate one!
The People Place Project is a publication initiative by Design Variables that chronicles the life and time we live in. Through a lens of people and places, it hopes to pin together the narratives of how we have come to be here – our language, our thoughts, our attire our structure and everything that defines what we are.