By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 6: Sahitya Akademi and Joki Baat have organized one-day symposium on ‘Reflection of Women Empowerment in Assamese Literature with Special Reference to Women Writings in the City’ on Sunday.
The programme was addressed by Goutam Paul, officer in-charge of Sahitya Akademi, Kolkata, Gobinda Prasad Sarma, eminent Assamese writer and critic, Tilottma Mishra, writer, Anima Guha, writer and adviser, Joki Bat, Junu Bora, editor Joki Bat and many others.
Interacting with the media, Tilottma Mishra said, “Women plays a strong role in society, but yes, somewhere we’re very far from reaching the level of man. It’s not impossible. If we try we can reach the level. As per me, I can feel the two parts of literature – dealing with representatives of women in literature and women empowerment with women writing. Even we can see how the male writers make the character of women strong in their writings and women take a high position in most of the famous novel, if we notice.”
She said, “Some men say women are backward, but I just want to ask them as to how many fathers had given a chance to their daughters to be like their sons, how many of them taught them to their daughter to stay like a men? This is the main thing we need to chance in society.”