GUWAHATI, May 19 – To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Lakshminath Bezbaroa, the doyen of Assamese literature, Enajori.com today launched the website Sahityarathi.com. The portal promises to be the most comprehensive website about any Assamese author and aims to showcase the prominent works of the writer.
The portal has been developed by a team of Assamese students and professionals spread across India, who interacted through various social networks to coordinate their efforts over the past two months. They also worked on Unicode to digitize Bezbaroa’s work.
“Over the next few months, the team will add to the content that was released through the portal today. Delhi-based IT professional Biman Bora, who also is closely associated with Enajori.com, has developed Sahityarathi.com,” Himjyoti Talukdar, project head of Enajori.com said.
Sahityarathi.com strives to be a one-stop shop of his works. “His work has been printed extensively, but we feel that this is not enough. The website will not only feature his novels, poems, plays and articles, but also research papers, songs and even rare pictures. We strive to create the most comprehensive website that has been developed on an Assamese author and what a better occasion to do this than the 150th birth anniversary of the Sahityarathi,” Talukdar added.
Bezbaroa was a humourist, novelist, poet, dramatist, publisher, editor and columnist, all rolled in to one and his house at 22, Rosemary Lane in Kolkata was at the centre of Assamese cultural revivalism.