The Tombstone in My Garden

January 20, 2021

Widely respected as a major literary voice to emerge from the Northeast, Padma Shri awardee Tesmula Ao demonstrates once again her extraordinary skill in depicting life in Nagaland—from things as simple as a lily that will not bloom, or a day in the life of a band of workers in Dimapur railway station, to the darker mysteries of death and memory. This is a collection of six hauntingly beautiful stories that linger in the mind long after the last page is turned.

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