The Collected Works of Homen Borgohain brings, in translation, two novellas and 12 short stories from the acclaimed Assamese writer’s oeuvre—a huge body of work. A journalist and public intellectual with a thorough understanding of Assam’s complex issues, his is a greatly valued voice. His trend-setting fiction makes him a foremost voice in the varied pantheon of Assamese writers. His total grasp of his material—background and characters—as well as his deft handling of situations are showcased in this carefully culled selection.
The themes of these stories show a variety that ranges from rural lives of the past to contemporary urban dilemmas. All ring true and bring to life vividly the ambience that shapes character and action.