Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book on Bhupen Hazarika released

MUMBAI: Bhupen Hazorika, the iconic figure of Assam, has been honoured once again by writers from three generations with an anthology of articles, personal essays, short stories and poems compiled and edited by Namrata Datta, a broadcaster, journalist and writer.

The title of the book is Bhupenda, as the Assamese call him affectionately.

The book has a definite approach to re-examine the works of Bhupen Hazarika as a musician and person. The editor has selected writers from various fields to unearth different aspects of Hazarika. Some of the contributors to the book are Taffazul Ali (Music Director and Professor) Abhijit Banerjee ( Tabla maestro from Kolkata), Tarun Kalita ( Sarod player), Shantanu Moitra (music director), Dr Gauranga Kumar Sarma ( Management Guru), P K Dev Chaudhury (Novelist) Dr Bipul Jyoti Saikia ( Scientist), Pramod Kalita (Poltical Commentator), Dr Mrinal Kalita ( Mathematician) Utpal Datta (Film Critic and Radio producer).

Abani Bora (Broadcaster) has written a poem while Angana Chaudhury has written a short story keeping Hazarika as the central character.

The book has been published by Jyoti Prakashan, Guwahati and is priced at Rs 60.

Noted writer and former president of Assam Sahitya Sabha Dr Nagen Saikia released the book in the recently held North East Book fair.