Esther Syiem teaches English Literature at the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. She has been involved in the study of the Khasi folk literature for more than a decade now. A bilingual writer and established poet, some of her publications include two collections of poetry, Oral Scriptings and Of Wit and Wisdom of Follies and Frailties, and a play in Khasi, Ka Nam.
From the hills of Meghalaya, adventurous Ka Iew looks down at the sunny plains of Sylhet and challenges her sister Ka Ngot to a race. Who reaches first? A Khasi folktale, with luminous illustrations that evoke the landscape.