GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - Books on political issues, infiltration, foreigners, student politics and the Assam Agitation, including six books published by the All Assam Students� Union (AASU), received healthy response from all sections of readers at the 21st NE Book Fair, which came to an end yesterday.
The books published by the AASU are Dhemaji-Aitijya Aru Garima edited by Nibedita Bora Handiqui, Jatiya Chetanar Agneyagiri edited by Dr Prapti Thakur, Bihu Samaj Sanskriti Itihas edited by Dr Pallabi Deka Bujarbarua and Suman Dutta, Chirajugamiya Byaktitwa edited by Dr Aparna Konwar and Hemanta Koch, Sahityakandari Padmanath Gohain Barua-Jiban Aru Kriti edited by Nibedita Bora Handiqui, Jyotiprasadar Sristi Aru Chetana edited by Dr Jyoti Prasad Saikia.
Other books that got good response included Asomat Matir Samasya written by Chandra Kanta Das, Swarajattor Asom written by Mrinal Talukdar and Kishore Kumar Kalita, Assam: The Accord, The Discord written by Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, etc.
Moreover, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty written by Economics Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo also received warm response from the people during the event.
Commenting on the pro-book reading environment, academic Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury said, �It is an extremely good news for us. Our readers are always in search of good books and such an event provides a good platform to them.�
�The people of Assam have now become aware of the crises that befall our culture, literature and other sectors. So, everyone wants to know in detail about these crises, which in turn results in the increase in the sale of books,� he opined.