Prominent Assamese writer of Arunachal Pradesh, Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi will grace the next ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 4 October (Tuesday). The interactive session with the Sahitya Academi award winning author will begin at 12 noon at GPC hall no 2.
It may be mentioned Thongchi started his literary pursuit since his school days. Although his mother tongue is a dialect called Sherdukpen spoken by few families in Arunachal, Thongchi started practicing his writings in Assamese language as it was the medium of instruction in NEFA schools those days.
Born on 13 June 1952 in West Kameng of Arunachal Pradesh, Thongchi was appointed as Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officer and later inducted to Indian Administrative Service in 1992. Recipient of Sahitya Akademi, Bhasha Bharati, Phulchand Khandelwal Sanghati, Basudev Jalan award etc, Thongchi is immensely popular with Assamese readers through his literary works like Mauna Oath Mukhar Hriday, Sonam, Bih Konyar Deshat, Shaw Kota Manuh, Moi Akou Janam lom, Papor Pukhuri, Banh Foolar Gondha etc.