The Brahmaputra, call it by any
name you will. Luit, Lohit,
Sriluit, is at the heart of the Assam valley. For its
people, the Brahmaputra is more than a geographical entity. Their very lives
revolve around it and its many tributaries and streams.
Brahmaputra and the Assam Valley
is an illustrated journey in the company of the illustrated journey in the
company of the Brahmaputra as it interwines itself
with the life of Assam. As it enters the land through the eastern Himalayan
foothills and flows into the sea in the west. It tells many stories: of Kings
and queens of heroism and poetry, and of festivals and dance-elements that
coalesce to form a colourful identity.
The river is looked up to with
love and respect in this land. After all, it is the ‘Burha
Luit’ or old river Luit for
the people of Assam.
Ranjita Biswas is
a journalist, fiction writer and translator: Formerly with two national
newspapers as a feature writer; she contributes to national and international
publications at present, on gender issues, health travel, art and culture and
the attended various international conferences as a media scholar: She has won
a Laadli Media Award in 2012 for her work on
translates fiction from Assamese into English and has four published books to
her credit. She also researches on socio-cultural aspects of the North East.
TO THE VALLEY
On a Holy Trail
in the Sun
Ancient to Modern
of the Elephant
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