Rolling hills around Shillong reminded European settlers of Scotland
Capital of Meghalaya and home to the Khasis, Shillong is also known as the “Scotland of the East”. Shillong still retains influences of the British in its architecture, lifestyle and language. Shillong is the place where the British moved to after they found Cherapunji too wet. The rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland.
However, modern Shillong has come a long way from being the capital of Chief Commissioner’s province during the British Raj. Shillong is a multicultural city and home to people from both India and Europe. The city is the hub of attempts of its indigenous people, the Khasis, to revive Khasi traditions.
Situated at an altitude of 4,908 feet above sea level, Shillong is known for its salubrious climate and picturesque beauty.
The films attempts to explore the culture of Khasis through interviews, snapshots of indigenous people, reconstruction of legends, traditional dances, architecture, bazaars and documentary footage.
First published on Oct 5, 2012