North East India: Bio-resources, People and Culture

AKLF Premiere, a part of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) in association with Oxford Bookstore and Bee Books  hosted the book launch of “North East India: Bio-resources, People and Culture” authored by Biswajit Roy Chowdhury and Dinabandhu Sahoo. The launch was held as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) to be held from January 18th -20th, 2019.

The book launch was followed by a discussion around the book with U.S. Consul General Kolkata Ms Patti Hoffman, Mr Prasad Ranjan Roy, Manager, Sandesh Magazine; Mr Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, Author; Mr Somen Sengupta, Heritage Expert;  Mr Kaustav Chatterjee, Journalist at India Today; Ms Ajanta Dey, Project Director and Joint Secretary, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society and Ms. Esha Chatterjee, Publisher at Bee Books.

About the book:

A picture containing text, bookDescription automatically generatedThe pristine paradise of “Seven Sisters” of North-eastern India along with the vibrant Himalayan state of Sikkim lie in their isolated setting from rest of India, yet each of them have their distinctive history, traditions, culture, heritage, lifestyle and ethnic communities. With rich bioresources, different types of festivals, culture and crafts, the region is unique, which is bound in myths and legends. The book has highlighted the unique bioresources, people and their culture of North East India. It will help researchers, citizens from other parts of the country, as well as tourists to understand this less explored region.