Book on Srimanta Sankaradeva launched

Last Updated: Fri, May 11, 2012 08:22 hrs

Debutant author Dr. Bimal Phukan launched his book 'Srimanta Sankaradeva - Vaishnava Saint of Assam' at a bookstore here in the presence of noted Bengali poet and novelist Sunil Gangopadhayay.

The event was organized by Oxford Bookstore Kolkata in association with Kaziranga Books.

Ashis Sanyal, the Bengal chairman of the World Poetry Festival, was also present at the launch which was followed by a discussion to throw a light on the life of Srimanta Sankaradeva.

Dr. Bimal Phukan is a graduate from Jadavpur University and a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers in both English and Assamese language.

"This book provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to the life of Sankaradeva, the 15th century poet saint of Assam. It gives an overview of the life and works of Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568), the founder of Assamese Vaishnavism and one of the finest writers of devotional verse in Indian literature," said Phukan.

"This book is an effort to create an interest among people on Srimanta Sankaradeva, a great religious reformer and a colossal figure in the cultural and religious history of Assam," he added.

(Reporting by Shreejata Niyogi, image by Rajreeta Sen)

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