Velho’s The Eaglenest Memory Project – Discovering the History of a Forest released

EAGLENEST, Oct 18: Author Nandini Dias Velho’s book, The Eaglenest Memory Project – Discovering the History of a Forest, was released here in West Kameng district on 12 October.
The book is dedicated to the rich diversity and culture of the Bugun and the Shertukpen tribes. It is published by the WWF-India, in collaboration with the Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve (SBVCR), and supported by the Shergaon forest division.
Ninety-five-year-old Akheme Phinya, the oldest living woman from the Bugun tribe, along with SK Khrimey and Dorjee Glow, the oldest men from the Shertukpen and Bugun communities, released the book in the presence of the author and many others from the Bugun and Shertukpen communities.
“Give me a Delhi book release or give me another life and I’d chose to release this book
right here among the same people who were co-contributors,” said Velho, who worked in collaboration with illustrator Anjora Noronha.
The book is available for sale locally and online, and the entire proceeds from the sales will go back to the SBVCR. This money will be used for emergencies and as contingency fund for the SBVCR’s patrolling staff.
Divisional Forest Officer Millo Tasser, DK Thongdok, and Naresh Glow, who wrote the forewords from the field, also spoke about the book.