Oxford Bookstore and renowned novelist Namita Gokhale in association with Speaking Tiger are going to host a digital preview of Bijoya Sawian’s classic novel, Shadow Men: A Novel and Two Stories on Thursday (April 30) at 6.30 pm.
Noted editor and literary agent Preeti Gill and writer Krishna Sarma will join as panelist at the event.
Sawian’s classic novel, Shadow Men has recently been shortlisted for Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020.
In Shadow Men, Sawian writes with the sensitivity and authority of a true Shillongite, bringing out the problems of insurgency and identity that trouble this Northeastern state, as well as its beauty.
Sawian is a translator and writer who lives in Shillong and Dehradun. Her works essentially deal with the life and culture of the Khasi community of Meghalaya.
The Teachings of Elders, Khasi Myths, Legends and Folktales and About One God are three of several books that she has translated from Khasi into English.
Several institutes of repute, including the Sahitya Akademi and the Institute of Folklore Studies, Bhopal, have published her short stories and critical essays.
Her original works in English include A Family Secret and Other Stories.