Ferdinand Banshanlang Lyngdoh

Growing up in the 80s in Shillong, Ferdinand Lyngdoh Mawphlang was fed as many aphorisms as rice. A waterfall became a symbol of evil stepfathers, and a gurgling river signified the madness of a lover. The fascination with stories came of use when the author took over the task of completing the biography of his father Evansius Kek Mawlong, also the former Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Assistant Professor at the College of Community Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Ferdinand was also a doctoral scholar who was studying African-American and Dalit autobiographies in North-Eastern Hill University, Tura.


EK Mawlong: A Political Biography