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Dalai memoir in Assamese


GUWAHATI, March 21 - Mor Desh aru Mor Manuh, the Assamese translation of My Land and My People, the autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, will be released by the spiritual leader at IIT Guwahati on April 2.

The book, the first Assamese version of any book written by the Tibetan spiritual leader, is being published by Lawyer�s Book Stall, which is celebrating its 75th year of inception.

Besides releasing the book, the Dalai Lama will deliver a public talk and participate in an interactive session at the programme jointly organised by Lawyer�s Book Stall and IIT Guwahati.

Addressing the media here, Bhaskar Dutta Baruah of Lawyer�s Book Stall said that the publishing house was also planning to bring out some other notable works of the Dalai Lama in Assamese one by one.

�The spiritual guru has even written the foreword for the book in Assamese. The book was first published in 1962 and later it was translated into various other languages. The Assamese translation has been done by Indrani Laskar.

Some of the other notable works of the Dalai Lama includes Beyond Religion � Ethics for a Whole World (2012), The Universe in a Single Atom (2005), Ethics for a New Millennium (1999), The Art of Happiness (1998), and Freedom in Exile (1991). In 2016, he co-authored The Book of Joy with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

As part of its platinum jubilee year, the LBS is also planning to publish and reprint a series of unique and groundbreaking books that are of unmatched value to Assam and Assamese literature, Dutta Baruah said.

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