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Books on ‘Bodoland’ bestsellers

Kokrajhar, Dec. 25: Books on Bodoland movement were the bestsellers in the 12th Bodoland Book Fair at Kokrajhar Government Higher Secondary & Multipurpose School ground here.

The fair ended yesterday.

Two books — Why Bodo Movement? by Khema Sonowal, assistant professor of Margerita College under Dibrugarh University and Jerwi Hagramaya Gabw, an Assamese novel by Ratna Bharali Talukdar, a Guwahat-based journalist, were sold out.

The book, Why Bodo Movement? published by Eastern Book House, Guwahati, speaks about the Bodos in retrospect, the socio-political organisations and various phases of the movement, leadership and electoral politics across the state.

The novel, Jerwi Hagramaya Gabw, published by Assam Publication Board is about the Bodos’ quest for a separate state told through the eyes of the main characters in the story.

The manager of the Eastern Book House, Pramod Das, said Why Bodo Movement? was well received by book lovers.

He said the book was sold out by the seventh day of the eight-day fair. “The response was beyond our expectation,” he said.

Jerwi Hagramaya Gabw arrived two days after the start of the fair but it sold like hot cakes.

‘‘There are other books that were also well received,” he said.