The book “The North East India” by Archbishop Stephen Ferrando gives the story of the Salesian Missions in India from 1936-1974 in palatable language and uninterrupted clarity. The author of this book is not a scholar, but a much spoken and revered person among the missionaries of today. In the foreword he speaks of himself as an ‘actor in the most beautiful missionary dramas in the India subcontinent’. The book narrates about the life of the earlier missionaries in the Northeast, their indomitable spirit and unflagging zeal for souls. It reports about their life in the missions that was marked by simplicity and austerity, which not only created opportunities to reach out to thousands but also influenced many to accept the faith.
The book is translated from Italian to English by Sr. Philomena Mathew MSMHC.