February 2, 2016

Zubeen Garg’s Book of Short Stories

Its needless to say that Zubeen Garg’s contribution to Assamese music is almost unsurpassed. In an age when very few took up singing as a professional career in the Assamese music industry, Zubeen brought in a gust of fresh air. This singer has brought a new trend to the Assamese music industry. While he has enriched the Assamese music industry, he has also rendered his voice in other languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, Bodo, Nepali, etc. Zubeen Garg has sported quite a few artistic hats. He is also an equally popular actor who has essayed various roles in movies like ‘Tumi Mor Matho Mor’, ‘Dinabandhu’, ‘Mon Jai’, ‘Rodor Sithi’, ‘Gaane Ki Aane’, ‘Xaat Nomboror Xondhanot’, ‘Mission China’ etc. He always tries to bring something new to the table.

This time fans of the singer will be able to see this singer, composer, lyricist, producer, director, poet and writer in a new light – as a short-story writer through a recently published book titled ‘Zubeen Gargor Gaan Aru Kobitar Golpo’. The book published by Assam Publishing Company of Panbazar, Guwahati contains ten songs and eight poems of Zubeen Garg, which transform into short stories. These much appreciated songs include ‘Pakhi Pakhi Ei Mon’, ‘HahileTumi’, ‘Xobdo Jodi Prerona Hoi’, ‘Pakhi Meli Diye’, ‘Mugdha Hiya Mor’, ‘Kaar Porokh’, ‘Ondho Aakakh’, ‘Diya Ghurai Diya’ etc. 

This book also contains 49 rare photos of Zubeen Garg. It also carries views on the artiste and his musical journey by the likes of Phanindra Kumar Devchoudhury, Kalyan Kumar Kalita, Hemanta Sarma, Robson Baruah, Pabitra Margherita and Zublee Baruah. Apart from this, various comments about Zubeen written by his father Kapil Thakur, wife Garima Saikia Garg, Pami Borthakur, Dev Borkotoky, Diganta Bharati, Jatin Bora, Rajesh Bhuyan, Prastuti Parashar, Nitumoni Saikia, Sanjiv Narayan, Priyanka Bharali, Babu Baruah, Nahid Afrin, Nibir Swapnam Shiwam, Amrita Gogoi, Kalpana Kalita, Ajay Phukan and others are also published in this book. Anup Baruah has shot the cover photo while popular cover designer Sourich Mitra has designed the cover. The book contains 136 pages and is priced at Rs. 100.


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