GUWAHATI, Sept 15 - The Post Colonial Assam (1947-2019), a book written by senior journalist Mrinal Talukdar, has been selected by the US Congress Library, Washington, to be kept in their Washington-based library for any future South Asia Studies.
The US Congress Library, Washington, is a research library that officially serves the US Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in America.
The Post Colonial Assam (1947-2019) is one of the first books from Assam on its contemporary social situation to have found a place in the US Congress Library. It is the first major study of post-Independence Assam and the happenings, which is unparallelled in the history of India.
The book has been published by the Nanda Talukdar Foundation.
The 382-page book has 11 Chapters starting from Assam after Independence to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. This is the first and only major book of events that occurred in Assam after Independence. It has documented the entire journey of the past seven decades, many of which have been violent. It also covers the rise of the BJP in Assam, NRC and CAB besides 15 years of the Tarun Gogoi�s government.