A Naga Odyssey: My Long Way Home

01 November 2018

Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü

With Richard Broom

Five-year-old Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü and his family, along with their fellow villagers from Khonoma, fled from the Indian Army into the jungles of Nagaland in 1956. Two years later, they emerged into a turbulent new Nagaland, altered by civil war and oppression. Violence and fear followed Visier through his student days in a military school in Bhubaneshwar and during his undergraduate years in Darjeeling, while the 1971 war over Bangladesh was ongoing. Visier eventually migrated to Australia, where he lived for two decades before returning to Nagaland. This book recounts a 60-year-long odyssey to find peace and forgiveness.

Speaking Tiger, 128 pages, Rs 499