MIST missed

Meghalaya ‘The Abode of the Clouds’ is the wettest place on earth. Its capital Shillong was the capital of Assam under the British Raj. Set in the rolling countryside of the East Khasi Hills with its cool climate Shillong became known as the ‘The Scotland of the East’. The village of Cherrapungi on the Shillong Plateau has the world’s highest recorded rainfall. The title Mist refers to the climate of Meghalaya, a place shrouded by mist and the book both physically & metaphorically embodies seeing through the mist of time. The archival images on tracing paper mist the present day images of Meghalaya. The subtitle, Missed, refers to a wistful goodbye and yearning for a place colonised by the British and now returned to its rightful owners.