By Hoji Suting
SHILLONG | June 22, 2019:
Every year on June 22, Meghalaya observes and commemorates the Thomas Jones Day — a tribute to the Welsh Christian missionary — Rev Thomas Jones, ‘arguably’ known as the Founding Father of Khasi alphabets and literature.
Hundred and seventy eight years ago, one of the major tribes of Meghalaya – the Khasis were without a written script, without a lingual identity and without a literary history. However, all of that changed with the arrival of Reverend Thomas Jones.