Crack of dawn: Phoringis seated in the verandah chewing betel nut. After a while,lifting the heel of his right leg, he extracted a bidi from the loop of his dhoti. Twisting the thread tied to the bidi with the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, and puffing into it he turned to the open door and said, “Hey! Do you hear me? Is the husk burning in the … [Read more...]
About the Author:
The author, Najma Mukherjee is a well known Assamese short story writer and satirist. She is much known for her distinctive mark in the field of creative Assamese literature. The author has two short story collections. The uniqueness in each of her stories are the far different subject matters along with her totally different and lucid style of depiction in each of those.
Apart, her serio-comic creation ‘Pop Asomiya’ is for what she is much known for nowadays. ‘Pop Asomiya’ which talks about the lately prevailed changes in the Assamese language and culture in her exceptionally witty style, was much applauded by her readers. ‘Pop Asomiya’ made people laugh,but it was not only a mere laughing stock. It had a deep rooted underlying meaning associated with it.
Mukherjee is a veteran columnist in leading newspapers and magazines of Assam.
She is an Associate Professor in the department of Assamese, Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam.