Wayel Kati: The Quest Of The Seven Guardians by Linthoi Chanu delves into the mythical folklore of the hills and the valleys of Manipur. A composition of various traditional folktales – their characters are set in a world of Good vs Evil.
Vikram and Aditya along with their companion and guide, Chitra challenge mother nature and follow the trail of the incredible forests. The trio embark on a journey until one night they get captured by an unknown criminal entity, separating them in the merciless wild.
Set in the imaginary kingdom of Harun-al Rashid, the story traverses several real countries, taking us on a journey with Sinbad the sailor: the world saving hero.
It is set against the little known backdrop of the 1966 Bombing of Aizwal during the bloody two decade long civil war. This is an attempt to bring public attention to this little known part of Indian History that was perhaps deliberately ignored and sidelined for many years.
Mason’s journey is poignantly written in an easy to understand language yet hard hitting with a sense of sentiment underlying it. The author explores teenage mental health in an impeccable manner through spoken poetry and the hidden symphonies of rap.
Kashmir! Kashmir! is an assortment of 9 mesmerising short stories from the varying perspectives of young teenagers living in Kashmir penned down by Deepa Agarwal.