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Sheila Dikshit releases book by Nilakshi Borgohain

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, April 18 � The Chief Minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit released the book Waltz in Happiness authored by Nilakshi Borgohain at a function held at the auditorium of the Delhi Secretariat here recently.

Launching the book, Dikshit appreciated the efforts and initiative of the author in writing the novel, which deals with happiness and also arouses the reader�s interest in Assam � a region still considered so distant by many.

The story tries to bring people of diverse regions very close. Interaction and friendship between the various characters belonging to different parts of the country leads to greater understanding and appreciation of one another�s cultures.

Director KK Birla Foundation, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee commended Nilakshi�s writing for its evocative language and appreciated the generous sprinkling of Assamese words that are simultaneously explained in English, observing this enriches and entices the reader�s knowledge about this lush green region.

He observed that the book is surprisingly free of any ideological baggage � not going back to the post colonist cosmopolitanism; no fantasy; sworn of all these embellishments, the story glows as an exquisite Indian novel and thus touches a cord in the readers.

Managing Director, Niyogi Books, Bikash D Niyogi said, �it is a pleasure and privilege to add yet another impressive title to our fast growing number of publications. The Gurgaon-based author received her education in Loreto Convent and St Mary�s, Shillong. She graduated from Miranda House, Delhi University. Her prize winning poetry appeared in several anthologies, including Our Worlds Most Cherished Poems, Of Diamonds and Rust, Between a Laugh and a Tear.

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