Shillong: The Research Forum of the English Department of NEHU organized a Meet the Author Live Interactive Session with noted author Dhruba Hazarika Tuesday at NEHU, Shillong.
In the candid interaction with the students, scholars and teachers, he spoke at length about Northeast Literature, the creative process of a writer, and also the Shillong of the ‘70s when he was a student of St. Edmund’s and how his Shillong days inspired him to write his stories.
A gold medalist from NEHU in Economics Honours from St. Edmund’s College and also a gold medalist in Economics MA from Gauhati University in 1979, Dhruba Hazarika is one of the early authors from Northeast to have published his fiction from the major publication house like Penguin Random House.
His first novel, Bowstring Winter, was published in 2006 by Penguin, which was based on his Shillong experiences. In the lively interactive session, he spoke about his other two novels, Sons of Brahma, which was on insurgency in Assam and Luck, his collection of short stories which is a part of the NEHU syllabus.