GUWAHATI, Nov 6 � A book of two novellas titled Mirror of Muse, written by promising young writer Emon Kalyan Dutta, was released by critic and translator Pradip Acharya at a function at the Guwahati Artists� Guild here on Saturday.
Emon�s book brings together two novellas namely, Imbuing Vines and Flaming Compatriot. Emon wrote this book when she was a sophomore in BTech at the Mody University of Rajasthan. At present, she is a first year student of MBA in the Christ University, Bengaluru.
Her stories reflect the mental intricacies of children and adolescents. The convalescence of a character from drug addiction is an instance of this reflection. Her writing is rich in psychological elements and colours of the local culture of Assam.
In the preface to the book, Sahitya Akademi winner Dr Prafulla Kotoky has said that the work is a sort of documentary on the lives of some young men and women of the present times, in particular of those in the terror-stricken State of Assam.
As mentioned by Pradip Acharya, the 207-page work has �a natural flow and sometimes even a flare.� The book amplifies modern Assam�s cult and issues in a global language. According to the writer, the work is a fruit of her mental gestation till paper served as a mirror and ink as the reflection.