TODAY -

'Home Coming and other Stories' : Book Launch
- At New Delhi on 12th May 2018 -

Jim Wungramyao Kasom *

The cover of the book -  'Home Coming and other Stories'
The cover of the book - 'Home Coming and other Stories'



Book: 'Homecoming: and other stories'

Author: Jim Wungramyao Kasom

Book launch on 12/05/2018

The Author Jim W Kasom (left) in conversation with Shelmi Sankhil
The Author Jim W Kasom (left) in conversation with Shelmi Sankhil



Jim Wungramyao Kasom's book, 'Homecoming: and other stories' was launched on 12 May 2018 in Delhi to a strong gathering of around 150 well wishers and bookworms. The book is published by Bibliophile South Asia and Promila & co.

'Homecoming: and other stories' is a collection of nineteen short stories that breathes new life into the inner make-up of the people of Northeast India, the Tangkhul Naga in particular.

The stories are bound together with a strong sense of attachment to the mountains, of a oneness with them. The Nagas have lived in them for centuries. From the advent of Christianity in the latter part of the 19th century to the present times, the stories cover a span of one hundred years and more.



'Home Coming and other Stories' : Book Launch at New Delhi on 12th May 2018
'Home Coming and other Stories' : Book Launch at New Delhi on 12th May 2018



The arrival of the Japanese in a small village during the Second World War: a woman battling amnesia: a truck driver coping with loneliness: a man crossing over into Burma: children visiting their mother for the last time, lying on her death bed. These are stories of ordinary people and their lives: stories often left untold: stories swept away in the cross currents of political upheavals.

The stories have been written over a span of a decade from 2007 to 2017. The author in conversation with Shelmi stressed on the importance oral traditions and the impact it had on him while penning down these stories.



'Home Coming and other Stories' : Book Launch at New Delhi on 12th May 2018
'Home Coming and other Stories' : Book Launch at New Delhi on 12th May 2018



He was born and raised in a small village in Ukhrul, Manipur with little or no other form of entertainment other than outdoor plays. One of the most sophisticated forms of entertainment for him while growing up was listening to stories of elderly folks. Oral tradition has always been an integral part of the Tangkhul society.

Shelmi Sankhil, an Assistant Professor in School of Letters, Ambedkar University Delhi moderated the Conversation and said it had to be a proud moment for the Tangkhuls: the book being the first fiction book in English by a Tangkhul writer.

The cover of the book -  'Home Coming and other Stories'
The Back cover of the book - 'Home Coming and other Stories'






* Jim Wungramyao Kasom wrote this article for e-pao.net
The writer can be reached at jim_kasom(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
This article was posted on 14 May , 2018 and was later updated on May 15 2018 .


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