Grandma’s Tales (Burhi Aair Sadhu)



About the Book:

Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa had written the preface of Grandma’s Tales (Burhi Aair Sadhu) in 1911. In the last 100 years, generations of Children in Assam have spent their childhood listening to these thrilling tales. These tales are no longer just a part of children’s literature, but they have become an intrinsic part of our historical folklore. Siloni Aai, Kukurikona and Tejimola are all living characters in our children’s world. This may be the age of push-button technology, but our children are still enthralled by the magical power of Bezbaroa’s tales. These tales will continue to entertain even our posterity. Children always live in a colourful world. Colours and pictures are their pet love. Keeping this in mind and with the help of latest technology, we are making an endeavour to present Burhi Aair Sadhu in a very pictorial and colourful way. Last Year, Burhi Aair Sadhu completed 100 years. Coinciding with it, we present our first edition.


About the Author:

Lakshminath Bezbaroa (1868-1938) is considered as a father figure of Assamese Literature. He gave a new impetus to the Assamese literature that had stagnated for some time and enriched it through his essays, plays, fiction, short stories and poetry. He was popularly known as Roxoraj (The King of Humour) and also as Sahityarathi (expert in all branches of literature).


About the Translator:

Dr. Deepika Phukan did her schooling in Chennai and then at Jorhat Girl’s High School. Completing her degree course from Cotton College, Guwahati, she obtained her Masters degree in Education from the Gauhati University in 1957. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 1981 from the Gauhati University, on her research work on the Acquisition of Language Skills in Children of bilingual and monolingual parentage.


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Book Specification

ISBN : 978-93-81139-86-8
Pages : 172; HB
Year of pub. : 2012
Size: Crown