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25-volume literary project launched

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Nov 15 � The first volume of Treasure Trove, a 25-volume literary project, was published by Pandu College and released by Member of Parliament Bijoya Chakravarty at a function held recently during the golden jubilee celebration of the college.

According to a press release issued by writer and translator Abhigyan Anurag, who is also the compiler and editor of the first volume, Treasure Trove is the title of the 25-volume literary project, which is an anthology of select Assamese literary works in English translation.

Anurag finalized the project way back in 2002 and this year the first volume of the project has been approved by the Pandu College Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee for print.

The 25-volume project will include English translations of Assamese texts including short stories, poems, short fictions, essays, radio plays, full length plays, satirical stories, newspaper and magazine editorials, songs, works of children literature etc. The texts for translation will be taken from pre-Vaishnavite period to the recent years taking even texts from Orunoodoi, Jayanti, Banhi, Abahawan till Prakash and Goriyoshi, according to Anurag.

The first volume of the proposed project printed and distributed by Bhabani Printers, Guwahati, contains three sections � short stories, poems and essays of a total of 72 noted and promising Assamese writers and the Assamese texts have been translated by about forty experienced translators working in state and national institutions.

�This is my life-long venture and I shall try to hold workshops and residency programmes on translation activities in course of time to include more texts and enhance the quality of translation in this project,� Anurag said.

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25-volume literary project launched

GUWAHATI, Nov 15 � The first volume of Treasure Trove, a 25-volume literary project, was published by Pandu College and released by Member of Parliament Bijoya Chakravarty at a function held recently during the golden jubilee celebration of the college.

According to a press release issued by writer and translator Abhigyan Anurag, who is also the compiler and editor of the first volume, Treasure Trove is the title of the 25-volume literary project, which is an anthology of select Assamese literary works in English translation.

Anurag finalized the project way back in 2002 and this year the first volume of the project has been approved by the Pandu College Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee for print.

The 25-volume project will include English translations of Assamese texts including short stories, poems, short fictions, essays, radio plays, full length plays, satirical stories, newspaper and magazine editorials, songs, works of children literature etc. The texts for translation will be taken from pre-Vaishnavite period to the recent years taking even texts from Orunoodoi, Jayanti, Banhi, Abahawan till Prakash and Goriyoshi, according to Anurag.

The first volume of the proposed project printed and distributed by Bhabani Printers, Guwahati, contains three sections � short stories, poems and essays of a total of 72 noted and promising Assamese writers and the Assamese texts have been translated by about forty experienced translators working in state and national institutions.

�This is my life-long venture and I shall try to hold workshops and residency programmes on translation activities in course of time to include more texts and enhance the quality of translation in this project,� Anurag said.