NAGAON, Sept 21 - A special seminar on the writing styles of various women writers in Assamese language since the pre-Vedic era to the present era was held today at Nowgong College.
The seminar was organised by the Nagaon branch of Asam Sahitya Sabha in collaboration with Sankardeva Sahitya Chora and the Department of Assamese, Nowgong College. Padma Shri Dr Joyshree Goswami Mahanta, the magazine secretary of Asam Sahitya Sabha inaugurated the seminar.
In her inaugural speech, Dr Goswami Mahanta said that the history of revolutions by women were being recorded in the writings of women litterateurs. Being deprived and suppressed over eras by the male-oriented trends, the women took the pen only for their freedom in all aspects.
Dr Goswami Mahanta, however urged the community writers to go ahead with the speed of a tempest.
Dr Goswami said that in the writings of the male litterateurs, women were always depicted as the saddest and most helpless in the society. Female characters like Sita in Ramayana, Draupadi or Gandhari in Mahabharata, had they been written by a female instead of a male, they would have been depicted in other ways in contrast to the form they got, she said.
Saying that language was not a bar to cover the globe, Dr Goswami claimed that many female writers with their variety of styles were able to take Indian literature to the world. Dr Goswami said that the readers are the real critics of literature.
In the seminar presided over by Dr Sarat Borkotoki, Dr Rama Prasad Pawel, Dr Sirajul Islam and other dignitaries were present.