Assam IRS officer pens book on heritage of Assam
GUWAHATI: An IRS officer from Assam, Padmapani Bora has written a coffee-table book on the heritage of Assam called, "Discovering the Heritage of Assam."
The book is a combination of nature, culture and traditions which symbolizes the true essence of the state.
"The book is an effort to culminate all cultural heritage sites of Assam in one place. There's been many books that have focused on the popular places here [in Assam], but I wanted to write something where the lesser known, but equally relevant places are also showcased," said Bora.
The excerpt of the book has been written by Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan.
"Highly thankful to Amitabh Bachchan ji for writing the foreward of my book, which he wrote in only 3 days. It really adds value to it and makes it all the more special," said Bora.
The coffee table book has been divided into five broad chapters- ancient period heritage, medieval period heritage, modern heritage, natural heritage and living heritage.
All these chapters in the book have been accompanied with beautiful photographic presentations and informative illustrations on the various heritage sites of Assam.
Another highlight of the book is that this is the first time that an international publisher like Penguin Books is bringing out a coffee table book on the heritage of Assam.
Bora added that being published by an international publisher like Penguin Books is an advantage as it helps to reach out to readers globally and to bring them closer to Assam's rich art, natural & cultural heritage.
"It’s a small attempt on my part to bring out the many significant heritage sites of Assam which are lesser known to the outside world in a single platform and to make our generation and people from the region responsible towards our heritage. Everyone of us has a responsibility to protect our heritage," said Bora in closing.