Author Dr. Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih Launches ‘The Distaste of the Earth’ in New Delhi

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New Delhi, May 31, 2024: The Government of Meghalaya proudly hosted an enchanting evening celebrating the launch of award-winning author Bah Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih’s latest literary work, The Distaste of the Earth, at Meghalayan Age – The Store in Connaught Place, New Delhi. The event, titled The Art of Storytelling, drew a diverse audience of literature enthusiasts, government officials, and cultural aficionados.


Among the dignitaries in attendance were Dr. Vijay Kumar, IAS, Commissioner and Secretary of the Government of Meghalaya; Shubhi Surana, Editor at Penguin Random House India; and esteemed local authors and cultural figures.

Dr. Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih thanked the guests for being a part of this special occasion. He stated that his book, The Distaste of the Earth will offer the readers, moments of entertainment and contemplation, about our relationship with nature, our responsibilities towards one another, and finally, about the hidden costs of our choices. The book that looks both to a mythic past and contemporary present, invites the readers to embark on a journey of reflection and discovery.

Dr. Vijay Kumar expressed his admiration for Dr. Nongkynrih’s contributions, congratulating the author for his wonderful work. Reflecting on the Meghalayan Age- The store, he stated, “I am very happy that we have been able to create this space; and we are making this space into this kind of a live space for art, craft, literature, music. A number of events keep happening here and the vibrancy of the space is something that makes everyone feel happy and proud.”

The Ambassador of France, through Dr. Vijay Kumar also conveyed his congratulations to the author for this wonderful work.

The Distaste of the Earth is a masterful art of fiction that traverses the themes of love, vengeance and man’s dominion over nature. The novel plays exquisitely with questions of earthly authority and godly ordinance, compelling us to think about our anthropocentric views about the natural world. The launch of the book was a grand success with book lovers and culture connoisseurs gathering to rejoice in the pages and stories of Dr. Nongkynrih’s new novel.

The evening which began with a mesmerizing instrumental performance by Mr. Benedict Skhemlang Hynnieweta, setting an elegant and inspiring tone for the gathering, concluded with a book signing session, where attendees had the opportunity to meet Bah Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih and get their copies of newly launched book signed. The event was a resounding success, leaving attendees with a deeper appreciation for the art of storytelling and the rich cultural heritage of Meghalaya.