The Story of Shangmiyang the Tanghkhul Giant


Author: Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya
Illustrated by Suddhasattwa Basu

9788189020811 | PB | pp. 32 | 2005 | Katha

This is a heartwarming story about a giant called Shangmiyang narrated to a child by his grandmother.

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This is a gentle story about a big giant who sneezed up a storm.

This visual delight for children, superbly illustrated by Suddhasattwa Basu. Excerpted and retold from Yaruingam, a novel by Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya, eminent Assamese writer and winner of several awards like the Sahitya Akademi award in 1961 and the Jnanpith award in 1979.


Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
Illustrator: Suddhasattwa Basu







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About the Contributors

The author was a poet, short story writer and novelist of repute. He wrote twenty novels, sixty short stories, a hundred poems, ten plays and innumerable essays and articles. He translated classics from Bengali and English into Assamese. He has won several awards for his work.

The illustrator is also a renowned painter and maker of animation films. For The Song of a Scarecrow, a picture book was written and illustrated by him. He won the Katha Chittrakala Award 2002 and received an honorable mention at the Biennial of illustrations 2003, Bratislava. He also illustrated Ka: The Story of Garuda for Katha.


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