Burhi Aair Xadhu in our smartphones
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, May 2: For all those who have been missing the good old days with ‘Burhi Aair Xadhu’, here is a good news. It is back, but in a new avatar. Now we can get the taste of ‘Burhi Aair Xadhu’ in our smartphones. Thanks to Himjyoti Talukdar and his team who recently launched the Sahityarathi app.
The Sahityarathi Project is a part of Let’s Preserve Foundation, founded by Himjyoti Talukdar, which works towards the digitization of cultural heritage of Assam. Currently the foundation is working on three popular websites ejori.com, xurorejori.info, sahityarathi.com & dipalibarthakur.info.
The Sahityarathi app is free, and once downloaded it can be accessed offline without any net connectivity. Currently poetry, short-stories, novels, children literature & drama by Xahityarathi Lakshmith Bezbaruah has been included in the app and will be updated with more contents in the future. The developers of this app, Rakesh Gogoi, Heerok Hazarika & Ashish Batra are engineers by profession from Gurgaon.
Talking to The Sentinel, Himjyoti Talukdar said, “Lakshmith Bezbaruah is one of the most prominent persolities who has attributed in giving an important position to India in the map of world literature. Not only in Assam, but Lakshmith Bezbaruah is a renowned and much revered literary figure in entire India. Though he let the ink flow through his invaluable pen incessantly due to the demand of his times, his writings not only enriched Assamese literature, but also gave it the much needed inspiration and strength to stand alongside the contemporary literature of those times. But the vast creation of Bezbaruah has remained confined in the constraints of books and essays.”
Lamenting that youths nowadays are not aware or keen to know the greatness of our ancestors, he further added, “Bezbaruah’s creations are yet to reach today’s youth in a form which is appropriate to the present times and to the mindset of the current generation. Keeping this aspect in mind, his precious works have been compiled in the website sahityarathi.com with the aim to index all his creations in a single location. The ultimate wish of this mammoth non-commercial project is to digitize each and every work of Bezbaruah. To be completed in phases, the entire project of digitization of the works of Lakshmith Bezbaruah will be completed in next few years.”