1 - 5 February 2024 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur
Daribha Lyndem is a writer and civil servant from Shillong. Name Place Animal Thing is her debut novel. It is a coming-of-age story about a young Khasi girl growing up in the fast-changing, multi-cultural Shillong of the 90s. She was named one of the promising writers of 2021 and beyond by digital magazine Feminism in India and in a list of ‘Best Summer Reads of 2020’ by Vogue India, and has reviews in The Hindu, The Caravan, Firstpost among others.
She currently works with the Indian Revenue Service as a Deputy Commissioner of Customs. Daribha now lives with three cats and a husband in Mumbai.
The world in the last decade has acquainted itself to the gems of north eastern literature. Whilst for the uninitiated it is a new culture to explore, for those who have been avid readers of this literary tradition, its popularity in the mainstream comes as no surprise. However, how does one define North-eastern Literature, the sub-cultures that it is made up of and its boundaries? An illustrious panel evaluates the representation of language, dialect, and socio-political narratives of the eight states and explores the place of their authors within larger literary traditions.