Dr Dhrubajyoti Borah is one of the finest, much respected and loved writers and intellectuals of the state. He is an Indian writer who writes in Assamese and English. He has written more than a dozen widely acclaimed novels, six collections of essays, travelogues, books on popular history and monographs on history, language and nationalism. He has also written extensively on the current socio-political topics of the state. He has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi prize for his novel Katha Ratnakar and a Times of India Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature, amongst others. His writings have been translated into English, Bodo, Bengali, Hindi and many other languages.
Dr. Borah is a medical doctor by profession, a professor of medicine and is principal of three medical colleges besides being the Director of Medical Education
Elegy for the East
Dhrubajyoti Borah in conversation with Trisha De Niyogi with insights by Atreyee Gohain and Shantana Saikia
Assam is the melting pot of cultures with a rich and diverse literary heritage. The famed Assamese writer Dhrubajyoti Borah talks about his recent Elegy for the East: A Story of Blood and Broken Dreams and his other books and writings. Rooted in contemporaneous histories and the experiences of the people, the narrative is a quest for peace in the midst of ceaseless physical and psychological warfare in conflict-torn Assam. In conversation with publisher Trisha De Niyogi, Borah talks about his books and translations and the process of self translation. He is joined by Atreyee Gohain as she shares her experience of co-translating Elegy for the East and Shantana Saikia as she shares her journey of translating this icon of Assamese literature.