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Contribution of Dibrugarh to Assamese literature discussed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, Dec 8: Noted writer as well as former president of Axam Xahitya Xabha, Dr. gen Saikia, elucidated the contribution made by Dibrugarh to Assamese poetry and literature while attending an event held on the fifth day of the 10th Dibrugarh Book Fair. Speaking at the event titled ‘Dibarur Sahitya Charcha: Past, Present and Future’, the litterateur held that that the creative works of the people of Dibrugarh had long been reaching the soils of Guwahati seamlessly, much like the River Brahmaputra that flows from east to west without any glitch. Giving an example of the kind of contribution that the poets and writers residing on the banks of Dibaru had made, Saikia said that the term ‘alusoni’ that enjoys such a high status in Assamese literature was coined by the tives of Dibrugarh. Asserting that the people of this region had done much towards enriching the Assamese language, he mentioned some famous mes in this regard, including that of Mofizuddin Ahmed Hazarika, Rajnikanta Bordoloi, Purkanta Sharma and Sailadhar Rajkhowa. Saikia also said that the English daily, The Assam Tribune, origited in Dibrugarh.

Litterateur Prahlad Chandra Tasa and litterateur and critic, Dr. Mridul Sharma, graced the event as its chief guests. Addressing the gathering, Tasa underscored the significance of Dibrugarh in the domain of Assamese literature and reiterated the contribution of various eminent persolities of Dibrugarh in this respect. Sharma, in his speech, said that some technical difficulties were hindering the progress of literature publication currently, and also shared ways to come out of this phase.

The event was moderated by the Lecturer of the English Department of Dibrugarh University, Dr. Anda Bormudoi. While speaking on the occasion, he expressed happiness over the growing number of poets in Assamese literature. He also said that India had lately started engaging in spiritual and philosophical discussions by taking cues from the western culture.

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