A great tribute indeed to the Music legend of Assam and North Eastern Region Dr Bhupen Hazarika. His PhD thesis work is going to release in the form of a book in United States of America by his son Tej Hazarika. “DEMYSTIFYING DR. BHUPEN HAZARIKA: envisioning education for India”, edited by Tej Hazarika and published by Cool Grove Press will be available in the US in days. The 230-page special edition book in trade paperback will be released in the US on September 8.
“Demystifying Dr. Bhupen Hazarika” includes a reproduction of his 1952 Doctoral thesis from Columbia University, USA. It will be published in India in the near future. Bhupenda had written in his dissertation: “Since one of the fundamental purposes of education is to transmit culture, educators have a solemn duty to explore all the channels for transmitting it. As raising the intellectual level of the masses is one of the primary obligations of the democratic constitution, the time has come to utilize all the possible media of communicating significant ideas to India’s teeming millions who are devoid of letters.”
Pranjal is a professional blogger cum engineer from Assam.