From a Correspondent
TANGLA, November 8: A semir titled ‘Short Story as a Genre of Literature’ was held at the conference hall of Tangla College on Tuesday.
Dr. Runjun Devi, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Mangaldai College attended the programme as resource person. Rabindra Kr. Sarmah, Head of the Department of English of Tangla College chaired the session of the semir. The semir was organized jointly by the literary departments of the college -Departments of Assamese, Bengali, Bodo and English.
Delivering his presidential speech, Prof Rabindra Kr. Sarmah said, “Among the literature of all languages, English has domited the field as the colonial power made English people’s language in the tions they ruled.” Stressing the promotion of literature of one’s mother tongue, he said that literature of every language should be promoted, be it Bodo, Assamese or Bengali.
Sarmah further observed that multi-diverse people of greater Tangla area were fortute as they were exposed to many languages such as Assamese, Bodo, Bengali or Santhali.
The semir, where welcome address was delivered by Principal Dr Prasen Daimari, was earlier initiated with Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s immortal Asomi Aie sung by Gayatri Baruah. The resource person Dr. Runjun Devi gave an intertiol perspective of short stories in different literature to the students. Dr Devi discussed the origin of short stories and their relevance in different ages of literature in reference to the writers their popular works. An interactive session was also held where students put up various queries on short stories. The vote of thanks was conveyed by Prof. Ghateswar Baruah, Head of the Department of Assamese of the college.