GUWAHATI, Nov 12 � On the occasion of the first death anniversary of Mamoni Raisom Goswami, a statue of the litterateur will be unveiled at her birthplace Amronga village in Kamrup district on November 29. Another bust of the Jnanpith Award winner will be unveiled at her home in Guwahati. This was announced by the South East Asia Ramayana Research Institute on Monday before media persons here.
To fulfill the dream of the writer, the institute will encourage research on the Ramayana and translation of her works into different languages.
�To keep the memory of the writer alive, we are converting her home into a museum and the process is almost complete,� said Mrinmoyee Goswami Sarma, secretary of the institute.
The institute in association with the Directorate of Cultural Affairs is going to organize a special function on November 14 which is the birthday of the writer. The programme will be held at Rabindra Bhawan here from 10 am.
A collection of seven short stories and seven articles written by Mamoni Raisom Goswami will be released as Sahasra Bahu at this function. Hemanta Kumar Bharali who has edited this collection said that the short stories and articles included in Sahasra Bahu were collected from very old magazines and newspapers and were almost lost.
�Six of the stories in the collection were written by Mamoni Baideu between 1958 and 1965 and another was published in the year 1973. Mamoni Baideu had said that she had penned more than 200 stories, we are trying to collect the stories,� said Bharali adding that like in the other works of the writer, these stories also had a subjective touch.
It needs to be mentioned here that the institute had held an essay competition in Assamese for students on themes revolving around the life and literature of Mamoni Raisom Goswami and influence of the Ramayana on her life. The winners will be presented with cash, citations and books at the Rabindra Bhawan function.