GUWAHATI, Nov 29 - Shillongor Pora Dispuroloi, a book about the century-old history of Assam�s former capital Shillong, together with the decades-long history of the present-day Dispur, was released by Haider Hussain, DN Chakravartty and Mehdi Alam Bora at a function held in the city recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Hussain mentioned the pristine beauty of pine-covered Shillong and beautiful mentality of the Khasi women. He said a new Assamese culture developed with the heterogeneous society of Shillong. He added that Assam�s capital was brought down hurriedly to Dispur and a temporary capital was allowed to grow haphazardly. Mehdi Alam Bora echoed the feelings of Hussain.
Chakravartty said writers like Rama Das, Krishna Bhuyan and Satyen Borkotoki took up their pens in the salubrious climate of Shillong, enjoying the wonderful breeze of pine trees.