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Ancient Wing

A Musica Voyage with a
Bluebird from the Red River
Brahmaputra Dr. Bhupen Hazarika

by Nripen Dutta Hazarika

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A creative biography of the legendary Dr. Bhupen Hazarika by a friend and follower who offers the reader a survey of the variety of influences that inform the artist’s worldview. It is infused with sensory and classical Indian aesthetics as a medium to describe the life of the multifaceted Indian singer songwriter and iconic proponent of 'unity with diversity' beginning with his home state of Assam. In his lifetime, elevated in India's halls of fame, he received his Padma Vibhushan posthumously in 2012.


After completing his college education, from 1973 through 1983, Nripen Dutta Baruah was a partner at Lawyer’s Book Stall, one of the oldest bookselling and publishing institutions of Assam. A quirk of fate, as he calls it, compelled him to seek a new pasture: Homeopathy and writing.

 Presently there are two new works forthcoming: first, a translation of Lakshminath Bezbarua’s Burhi Aier Sadhu, Old Mother Wise Tales and a work of non-fiction titled A Letter to Sunshine: Earth in a Nutshell.

The latter is about a little boy, from a remote town, who sheds knowledge about the world he lives in. Since no adult has the time to tell him the story of the world he writes a letter to Sunshine who has been witnessing the progress of the earth since the beginning of creation. The letter is allowed to drift with the wind. Sunshine receives and not only replies but also picks up the little boy, Bapu, one Monday morning. Sunshine and Bapu then select an imaginary island in the Pacific Ocean. There they both sit and begin the conversation.

 The story of Earth begins with Australia on Monday, America and Antarctica on Tuesday, Africa on Wednesday, Europe on Thursday, and Asia on Friday. On Saturday the topic of discussion is on medicine, as human beings are totally dependent on the three natural kingdoms: vegetable, mineral and animal. On Sunday, music, that sublime art, is dwelled upon. The primary theme of the book is preservation of nature. Since the habit of reading these days has taken a rear seat, the author has made an attempt at putting forth facts and figures, history, geography and culture in a nutshell in order to make the exercise of reading enjoyable.

A follower and young friend of late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, Nripen Dutta Baruah, a native of Guwahati, is one of the founding members of the Bhupen Hazarika Literary and Cultural Forum of Assam. Currently he is actively engaged in his practice of Homeopathy at Ambari, GNG, Guwahati, Assam. Ancient Wing is his first published work. It was first published by LBS Publications, Guwahati, Assam.

First published in India by LBS Publications, Guwahati, Assam

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