GUWAHATI, Nov 12 - The 74th birth anniversary of celebrated writer, novelist and Jnanpith Award winning litterateur Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami will be celebrated on November 14 at Rabindra Bhawan.
Dr Goswami, also a renowned Ramayana scholar, had left for her heavenly abode on November 29, 2011.
On the occasion, Ramayan: Gangar Pora Brahmaputraloi, the Assamese translation of Dr Goswami�s Ramayana: From Ganga to Brahmaputra, will be released by eminent researcher Dr Gobinda Prasad Sarma and eminent author and intellectual Dr Hiren Gohain. The Assamese translation has been done by senior journalist Partha Pratim Hazarika.
The book, a massive research work, is a comparative study of the Ram Charit Manas by Goswami Tulsidas and Xaptakanda Ramayan by the 14th Century author Madhav Kandali.
While speaking about this work, Dr Goswami had described her experience of reading the Ram Charit Manas during her stay at Brindaban. �After reading the book, I changed my plans to do a research work on tantrism and thought of working on Ram Charit Manas as well as Madhab Kandali�s Ramayan, which is a priceless possession of Brahmaputra Valley, written around 600 years back,� she had said.
Journalist Hazarika said that this lesser known work of Dr Goswami is a valuable contribution to the literary world that brings together the great works of two great writers.
The book contains more than 200 rare black and white and coloured photographs. �This research work introduced the Assamese Ramayani literature to the world and there was a necessity to make it available in Assamese language,� Hazarika added.
On the occasion, a play, Apeksha based on Mamoni Raisom Goswami�s Datal Hatir Uye Khowa Hawda, will be presented by Seagull Theatre.