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Boats On Land

Boats On Land

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Boats on Land is a unique way of looking at India’s northeast and its people against a larger historical canvas―the early days of the British Raj, the World Wars, conversions to Christianity, and the missionaries.This is a world in which the everyday is infused with folklore and a deep belief in the supernatural. Here, a girl dreams of being a firebird. An artist watches souls turn into trees. A man shape-shifts into a tiger. Another is bewitched by water fairies. Political struggles and social unrest interweave with fireside tales and age-old superstitions.Boats on Land quietly captures our fragile and awkward place in the world.

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fiction / indian / Janice Pariat / northeast / short stories /