Brahmaputra and The Assam Valley
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Brahmaputra and The Assam Valley

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Item Code: NAJ926
Author: Ranjita Biswas
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9789383098057
Pages: 162 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.0 inch x 9.0 inch
Weight 900 gm

About the Book

 

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.

 

About the Author

 

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 disadvantaged women.

 

Ranjita 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.

 

Contents

 

LUIT OF ASSAM

 

The Journey Begins

02

PARASURAMKUNDA TO THE VALLEY

 

On a Holy Trail

14

SIVASAGAR

 

Place in the Sun

40

MAJULI

 

Island of Serenity

66

KAZIRANGA

 

Wild and Beautiful

82

TEZPUR

 

Land of Usha

96

GUWAHATI

 

From Ancient to Modern

110

GOALPARA

 

Song of the Elephant

132

Acknowledgements

153

References

154

 

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