[Assam] Kanaklata and Assam.org
assamrs at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 13:27:54 EDT 2007
Good going Chitta.
This is a frequent problem when we expect others outside our communities to
know about personalities. And this is not just in India. It is a problem in
the US too.
For one thing, people outside base their stories/bios modt of the time on
what We tell them. While the press or TV ought to actually go beyond that
and try and get more information from different sources, it often just boils
down to beating print deadlines.
I agree with you that we all need to contribute and keep uptodate on what is
places like the list on Assam.org.
But Dr. Das' efforts are commendable. He has at least taken the right steps
to set things right on this issue.
On 6/29/07, chittaranjan pathak <chittaranjanpathak at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Dr. Das
> Thanks for highlighting the erroneous biography to coast guard. I think
> they will amend based on your feedback. Also you have tried to bring it the
> notice of the press in Assam. Hopefully , the description will be corrected.
> But I think error may not be willful. It is really hard to find biographies
> or information about Assamese personalities. Many outsiders don't know about
> our famous luminaries as there are so few Assamese outside Assam to give
> them the information. When late film director Satyajit Ray was chosen by
> Assam government for Sankardev award, the maestro admitted that he did not
> know who Sankardev was.
> May be all of us in Assamnetters can do our bits to fill this gap. When
> somebody googols Assam, the portal of "Assam.org" appears amongst the first
> few hits. Those interested in Assam or Assamese may try to get into the
> "Great Assamese personalities" list. It is a great list but it seems the
> list is not getting much attention lately. It will be great to have the
> biographies or at least short account of all the personalities. For those
> interested in Assamese personalities, this site should provide good insight.
> May I suggest that the webmasters take special interest to make this section
> more informative? And it will be great if the knowledgeable Assam netters
> take some time off to populate the biographies or life sketches of few
> luminaries each. It will be great if prolific e-writer like Mahanta da
> diverts some of his attention to fill this gap. I am sure there are many
> more members who can contribute. Shri JP Rajkhowa (who I believe is a
> member) has chronicled Chilarai's life and times. Can we look to people like
> you Dr. Das, Mahanta da and Rajkhowa deu and numerous others to help the
> custodian of the website fill this gap?
> A feedback of the custodians on this incomplete list would be appreciated.
> Chittaranjan Pathak
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