GUWAHATI, June 26 - Revelations of an Imperfect Life, a debut novel of Sankhya Samhita, an Assamese author based in Singapore, was launched here recently.
The book, asserting the need to be close to one�s Assamese roots, has been published by Readomania.
The book is based on the life of a young Assamese woman, Tanaya Saikia who meanders in life in search of her home and her identity.
�Staying away from Assam has made me realise the importance of our roots and culture. What we become in life is always a function of where we belong, our home, our roots. This book is an ode to all those who are in search of a home they haven�t found yet,� Samhita said.
The book was launched by actor Badal Das and litterateurs Anuradha Sarma Pujari, Srutimala Duara and Dhrubajyoti Hazarika.
The launch included a panel discussion on �Getting back to the roots�, that invoked many sentiments and memories in everyone present. Sarma Pujari recalled the hankering after roots she feels whenever she thinks about her hometown, Jorhat, while Srutimala Duara talked about her vivid childhood memories of the Panbazar of yesteryear. Hazarika talked about the profound impact reading books and his upbringing in Shillong had on him, and was moved by the book Revelations of an Imperfect Life enough to read aloud a section of a chapter from it.
Guest of honour Badal Das gave a keynote address on the importance of the book title.