Kéérook and Other Stories from North East India is
a collection of ten fictional short stories based on lives and livelihoods of
the people living in the region. The stories narrate tales about the unique way
of life, customs and traditions of people habitating an area with similar
terrain, weather, flora and fauna called North East India. A few stories are
based on recent geo-political events related to people from North East India
vis-à-vis mainland India. The stories in
the book go a long way in helping understanding the ethos of North East India.
A ‘Should Read’ for a fine perspective on North East India.
Group Captain Mohonto Panging is a retired Fighter Pilot and
hails from Arunachal Pradesh. Having flown over 3300 Hours on various aircraft like
Sukhoi-30MKI, Jaguar, Hunter, Mig-29 etc he has the distinction of being the
only person from North East India to Command a Sukhoi-30 Squadron. He has also
been decorated with the Presidential Award – the Vayu Sena Medal (VM). He is a
post graduate and is widely travelled, attending various courses in India and
abroad. Having flown extensively over North East India, he has a bird’s eye view
of the region.