In the spring of 2008, Siddhartha Sarma (who never fails to remind everyone how awesome he is) went on a land trip across east Assam. Nagaland and Manipur, into western Myanmar. This is his account about travelling over a part of the country it takes a great deal of convincing to cross alone, but is totally worth visiting. Peppered with anecdotes, accounts from history and about the people of these lands, East of the Sun talks, at a breakneck quirky pace, about what to do and what to avoid doing while on the road here, how the people here came to be what they are, and why there is more to Indias eastern frontier than just what you read in the newspapers. Sarma exhorts us to be circumspect in trusting his account. And yet the story of this road is enough to make us hang up our disbelief. As you discover which language you must not speak in Imphal, what Dimapurs City Sport is, why Assams national hero wears a tremendous frown on his face, how to become an international body and why tea and conspiracy with a Myanmar army officer could be a bad idea, you will see how travel can be unending entertainment, if you are kooky enough.