To preserve and to impart proper knowledge on the living root bridges in the Khasi and Jaiñtia Hills, Ian Lyngdoh, released a book entitled, “Ficus Khasiana”, which is a book on the living root bridges. Speaking with the author of this book, he said that this book that he has written is not only a book of legendary tales but it also provides information to the readers about the situation and origin of these golden bridges which attract tourists from all over the world know and have heard about these golden bridges in the Khasi and Jaiñtia Hills.
In connection with this book, Ian Lyngdoh said that even though our ancestors did not know how to read and write but with their wisdom, they were able to produce many different types of produce, many beautiful places which attract so many tourists but the present generation now, even with their best education, many still do not have the heart to love the landmarks gifted by our ancestors, and it is through this book, that much information can be passed so many may know and respectfully preserve the creations which have been kept alive from ancient times.
Not only that, this book also presents the legendary tale on the connection between the living root bridge and ‘u lum sohpet bneng’, the presence of the sacred groves and others.
This book, as informed by the author, will only be available online for now through Amazon in the weeks to come.