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Author: Nirupama Bargohain
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Pradipto Borgohan
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126006889
Based on the astonishing life of Chandraprabha Saikiani, who may be justly called the first 'feminist' in Assam.
She emerged from the misty obscurity of a remote Assemes village to register many triumphs for the oppressed and the victimized including persecuted women like herself. As the author shows, this gusty character was humanized by her frailties, contradictions and desires. By plunging into the narrative the reader sees how Chandraprabha transcends her personal grief - especially a frustrated love affair and the burden of a being a single mother - to become a significant presence in the socio-political landscape of Assam. The author has conducted extensive research on Chandraprabha to draw a living portrait of a women who may be justly called the first feminist in Assam. <
THE TRANSLATOR: Pradipto Borgohain obtained a Ph.D in Englkish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . He has translated extensively, and was awarded the Katha prize for his translation in Assamese in 1997. At present he is a Reader in English at Gauhati University.