Assamese culture remains only on pages of books: Homen Borgohain


GUWAHATI: “The world is changing rapidly, lifestyle of people is also changing. Our Assamese culture now remains only on the pages of books, not in the bodies of Assamese people and society,” observed noted litterateur and  journalist Homen Borgohain on Thursday.

Attending an interaction programme at the first Dhakuakhana book fair in Lakhimpur district, Borgohain said, “It is a positive sign that after roll out of the book fair culture in Assam in 1988 in Guwahati, book fair is being held for the first time in Dhakuakhana in 2020. Dhakuakhana has its own heritage. The third medium level school during British rule was established in Dhakuakhana.”

“Life is a mega feast, a healthy person can enjoy the feast of life well and unhealthy persons waste the life,” Borgohain further added.

The well-known author and journalist expressed hope that Dhakuakhana book fair would surpass all the book festivals in the state.

He also released two books titled ‘Rup-Barnam’ and ‘Samrar Jota’ penned by Nabanita Gogoi and Dr. Chandradhar Chamuah respectively.