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Biswananda Sinha releases his second novel

In a glittering function held in Kolkata on October 16, 2008, and which was attended by renowned personalities from literature, art and culture, government and films space, Biswananda Sinha released his second Bengali novel 'Tomai Amai Milon Hole'. His first novel was 'Pratishruti', published in 1992.

Son of Mani Kanta Sinha, Biswananda Sinha hails from Bhakatpur, Cachar, Assam. A GSM Engineer by profession, he holds a top level portfolio in Bhatri Airtel Ltd. Kolkata.

The function organised at Press Club, Kolkata got underway with the inaugural speech by Prof. Subodh Sarkar, eminent poet and novelist.

Other dignitaries in the presence of which the novel 'Tomai Amai Milon Hole' was released included Srikanto Acharjjyo, singer, writer and composer; Krishna Kumar Mukherjee, film personality; Partho Bannerjee, Publisher and Nitin Ganguly, Director of Art and Culture, Government of West Bengal.

Mrs. S Ganguly, Adviser to Chief Minister, West Bengal and P Ghose, Chief of News Bureau also had their presence in the book release. Prosenjit De, Director Hyatt Regency, is among many top guns who were present in the Biswananda Sinha D' day.

They all thanked Biswananda Sinha for his immense contribution which he had done to the enrichment of the Bengali literature, despite being a non-Bengali, more so not being a non-Kolkatan.

Giving his speech in front of the packed media that saw participation from Star Anando, 24 Ghanta, SrisTV, CTV, Protidin, Anando Bazar, Doordarshan and the high profile attendees, Biswananda Sinha spoke in detail about the Bishnupirya Manipuri community, its culture and the relationship the community had with the Bengali literature. He further went on describing the connection the community had with Rabindra Nath Tagore and Shanti Niketan.

The book which the readers will find as their own story is about a Bengali boy, whose romantic life ultimately gets transformed into his philosophical and spiritual quest.

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  1. Biswananda da has indeed made all of us immensely proud. When I saw 'we' I mean, the people of Assam which include Assamese, Bengalis,Meitei Manipuris, Bodos, Bishnupriya Manipuri and many others by establishing himself as a literary figure in West Bengal that too at such a grand scale. It's a matter of special pride for all the Bishnupriya Manipuris with the Sadhu Baba Utsav being just around the corner.From my experience and re collection, apart from Bengalis, no other community apart from the Bishnupriya Manipuri has understood the soul, the nuances, the melody and the richness of the Bengali language.
    Professor Brojendra Sinha, Professor Barun Sinha, Mrs Padmaja Sinha are some of the Bishnupriya Manipuri writers who have been writing in Bengali for quite sometime and have been aprreciated too by the Bengali community.
    But with Biswajeet da, its an announcement to the world. Guys, we have finally arrived. We are now finally hitting the nail on its head. We are showing the world that we can do it. We have it in us.

    Some lines on this occasion:

    Arjunor rokot aar leifet nadtoi,

    Ahoo dik lishing nongshar rou,

    Amaar yaari ebakau na leiose,

    O laam haan, ti hun basa, hun inchike

    Doue ditara aaji belaiya thumpa ahir paani,

    Amaar loushingor ela.....

  2. In that glittering 'udghatan Samaroha' if any of our Kolkatan B.M.would have attended I
    would have been much more happier.
    Anyway it had added one more feather, not only to his cap;but also to our entire community.I wish let B.N carry on writing and writing...never stop.Being an engineer,my support for an engineer
    will be always there.Today, I am very much proud and inspired too.

  3. Hunar Girak Biswa

    Hopan satkor,
    Loushing gapkor
    Lamede najakga jiban,

    Jathan ngalkor
    Bongshohan palkor
    Shristolo marang kaak jouban

  4. Biswananda-da, my mother Mrs.Prova Sinha had asked me to convey her best wishes to you after she completed your book 'Tomai Amai Milon Hole' yesterday.
    She further said, your writing reflects tremendous depth both as a writer and an observer.


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