– Bhaichung Bhutia
….Strikes first blood in its league to present an inspirational account of journeys through North East India and its people, culture and lifestyles.
, International soccer player, recipient of Arjuna and Padma Shree awards, and politician
– L. Sarita Devi
An absolutely awesome account of a traveler telling the true picture of this beautiful region of our country. Thanks for highlighting the beauty of our people too. Great work and a great book.
, Two-time world title and five-time Asian title holder in women’s boxing, and recipient of Arjuna award
– M. C. Mary Kom
Backpacking North East India packs a powerful punch. If you think of travel in this unexplored land, pick up a copy today.
, Six world boxing titles, Olympic medalist, Asian champion, and recipient of Padma Bhushan award
Brisk and colorful, peppered with personal anecdotes of bandhs, reflections on politics and social values, drawn upon wandering on the highlands, and low plains of the states of the North East, Abhijeet and Navita Deshpande pack a lot literally into their rucksacks for this backpacker’s manual which should be a useful guide on not just where to go and what to do, what not to do and where not to venture but also what to keep your eyes and ears open for, in these lands of many stories, ethnic groups and magical experiences, the warmth of ordinary people and the challenges of daily life.
– Sanjoy Hazarika
, Director and founder, Center for North East Studies and Policy Research, JMI; Innovator of boat clinics in Assam; eminent journalist; independent filmmaker; author of many books including Strangers of the Mist