Devakanta Borooah(Dev Kant Borooah| 22 February 1914 - 28 January 1996)
Devakanta Borooahwas not only a national level politician but also an intellect and a genius poet. His
poetry collection may be less in numbers, but highly esteemed by the readers and still very much popular in the
Assamese literary world even after his demise two decades ago. 'Xagor Dekhisa' is a master creation of the poet and will never
Translated by Dr. Sanjib Baruah
A lucid translation of the master-piece by Devakanta Borooah. Dr. Sanjib Baruah is currently professor of political science at Bard College in New York, United States.
He is the author of many books like "India against Itself: Assam and the Politics of Nationality", "Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India", etc.
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