GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - Distinguished Bengali writer Shaktimoy Das who has a number of translation works to his credit, recently translated the acclaimed Assamese novel Dhanya Nara Tanu Bhal penned by Syed Abdul Malik into Bengali.
Malik�s magnum opus is based on the life and exploits of the great 15th-century Assamese saint Srimanta Sankaradeva.
�It was a very challenging task for many reasons to translate the novel. However, if someone asks me about my reactions, l would rather say that my reaction was simply a mother�s joy after giving birth to a cute baby. This is my New Year gift for the people of Assam as well as to all lovers of Indian literature and culture,� Das said.
Das had earlier translated into Bengali Assamese literature�s classic Buri Aier Sadhu � Grandmother�s Tales.