First Assamese Audio Book ‘Bhraman Birati’

Namrata Dutta

By- Correspondent | Date- February 19, 2012

Bhraman Birati literary means a break in a journey and it is the title of the first Assamese Audio Book which was released recently. It was released through internet by www.enajori.com, which is dedicated to Assamese literature and culture.

The audio book is an anthology of 34 Assamese poems, where some distinguished individuals contributed literary creations and voices.

Dr Birendranath Datta, who is known for his scholarly writings and unparallel composition and singing, has contributed a poem for this audio book. Interestingly this is his only serious poem which he has been writing for a decade and has read the poem in his own voice. The former President of Asom Sahitya Sabha, Dr Datta also read two poems written by Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia and Aboni Bora.

Nirupama Bargohain, a Sahitya Academy Awardee wrote her only poem titled Jonbai (the moon) while she was in Class VII standard. Manjyotsna Mahanta, a reputed singer read out this poem in the audio book.

Dr Laxmi Nandan Bora, also former President of Asom Sahitya Sabha, wrote his only poem for a novel, which has been included in it. Others whose creations have been included in Bhraman Birati include Prabina Saikia (known for her translation works), Devendra Nath Acharya (novelist), Atulananda Goswami (short story writer), Dinesh Chandra Goswami (acclaimed science fiction writer), Manju Bora (film maker), Reeta Chaudhury ( writer), Kanaksen Deka (senior journalist), Kula Saikaia (IPS officer), Phanindra Kumar Devchaudhury (Engineer), Nabin Baruah (novelist), Leena Sarma (novelist), Jayanta Kumar Chakravarty (short story writer), Dr Munindra Kumar Chaudhary (physician), Dilip Bora (IPS officer), Jahnavi Khound (journalist), Santanu Kausik Baruah (journalist), Prasanta Phukan (politician), Ranju Hazarika (detective novel writer), Mrityunjoy Mahanta (alias of police officer Mugdhajyoti Mahanta), Pramod Kalita (journalist), Ghana Hazorika (novelist), Raj Tilak Barman (journalist), Rituparna Das (broadcaster), Apurba Kumar Saikia (physician), Debabrata Das (writer), Tabiul Hussain (retired government officer), Anjan Jyoti Chaudhury (physician), Utpal Datta (film critic) and Haidar Hussain (editor).

Apart form Dr Datta and Ms Mahanta, the poems have been rendered by Anjanjyoti Chaudhury, Abani Bora, Arunima Goswami, Banti Senchowa and Chandrima Sarma.

Bhraman Birati has been compiled & edited by Namrata Datta and produced by Dhanjit Das for Rainsoft of Assam. The audio book has been dedicated to Saurav Kumar Chaliha, a genius of Assamese literature who passed away few months back.

It was commercially released in 13th North East Book Fair at Guwahati by eminent Music Director duo – Jitu Tapan. Price Rs 100, the audio book is available in the market or can be collected from Dhanjit Das (cell no 94350 18661).

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