GUWAHATI, May 9 - Modern Assamese poetry and prose reached the zenith of development during the glorious days of Ramdhenu under the astute editorship of Dr Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya, the doyen of modern Assamese literature.
This observation was made by senior journalist DN Chakravartty while presiding over a quarterly meeting of Milon Chora, a literary club of the people hailing from Baligaon, Jorhat, recently at Phukan�s Mansion at Hatigaon here.
Narrating the glorious journey of modern Assamese literature, starting from the epoch-making journal Abahan, Chakravartty said the best of the modern poetry and short story saw the light of the day in the pages of Ramdhenu.
Mentioning about the gems of modern Assamese literature, Chakravartty made a critical analysis of monumental literary works like Ashanta Electron by Saurabh Chaliha, Sagar Dekhisa by Debakanta Barua, Papori by Ganesh Gogoi, Asimat Jar Heral Seema by Kanchan Baruah, Jibonor Batot by Birinchi Kumar Barua, Dawar Aru Nai by Jogesh Das and Janambhumi by Nalini Bala Devi.
He also mentioned the immense contributions made by illustrious writers like Dr Nirmal Prabha Bordoloi and Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami in enriching the Assamese literature and giving it a new direction.
The function began with Bhupendra Sangeet by Mokshyada Prasad Borthakur and was highlighted by a humorous speech by Partha Barua. Debojit Saikia welcomed the guests while Mridul Barua, the GS, explained the purpose of the meeting.