Singapore Shelf

8 reads for October

In this monthly feature, The Straits Times lines up eight hot-off-the-press books by local authors or publishers, ranging from an absurdist political novella to travels to the far-flung Sino-Tibetan frontier

The audience at a beauty contest in Danba, as observed by travel writer Shivaji Das in his book The "Other" Shangri-La.
The audience at a beauty contest in Danba, as observed by travel writer Shivaji Das in his book The "Other" Shangri-La.PHOTO: KONARK PUBLISHERS
The "Other" Shangri-La by Shivaji Das.
The "Other" Shangri-La by Shivaji Das.
A Good True Thai by Sunisa Manning
A Good True Thai by Sunisa Manning

THE "OTHER" SHANGRI-LA

By Shivaji Das

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2020, with the headline '8 reads for October'. Print Edition | Subscribe