Memoir in Water-Speaks the Wah Umkhrah
by Esther Syiem
Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2018
ISBN : 9789386949004
Price : Rs 4995.00
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Author Profile
Esther Syiem has touched an open nerve. The river Umkhrah in Shillong has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Through the river Umkhrah, Esther takes us into the soul of all flowing, living rivers in the planet..... whose fate is inextricable from the travails of the human race. Esther Syiem teaches in the Department of English at the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Her publications include two volumes of poetry: Oral Scriptings and of follies and frailties of wit and wisdom. H
About the Book
If a river were to speak, it will have its say: excruciating stories of human love and strife..... the River Umkhrah that runs through Shillong speaks about Shanbor’s sorrowful drowning, about village girls who chase city experiences but/and end in tragedy, reflections upon Khasi matrilineal society that supposedly empowers women, about mothers who don’t know how to love, mothers who love their children too much, about the dark days of insurgency in 1990’s Meghalaya.
Table of Contents
Foreword v Introduction vii Prologue ix Chapter One 1 Chapter Two 15 Chapter Three 21 Chapter Four 33 Chapter Five 48 Chapter Six 63 Chapter Seven 72 Chapter Eight 89 Chapter Nine 104 Epilogue 119 Glossary 121
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