The Writers Workshop Handbook of Assamese Literature: Volume One A-D

By: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]; Prithvinath Shastri

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Orange and patterned cloth with worn gilt spine titles, lacks jacket, 14.7 by 22.3 cm, 106 pp. plus four pages of publisher ads. Very good with light wear to the lower corners. Has a label on the rear pastedown that reads “Handbound by Tulamiah with Indian handloom cloth at 13 Patwarbagan Lane, Calcutta.” Part bibliography, part biographical dictionary of Assamese writers and works. Purushottama Lal (1929 – 2010), commonly known as P. Lal, was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher. Under the name of P. Lal, he wrote eight books of poetry (this being his fifth), over a dozen volumes of literary criticism, a memoir, several books of stories for children, as well as dozens of translations from other languages, chiefly Sanskrit, into English. He also edited a number of literary anthologies. He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 1969. The Writers Workshop is a Calcutta-based literary publisher founded by P. Lal in 1958. Over the next few decades it published many new authors of post-independence urban literature, many of these authors later became important. Text is in English. First Edition.

Title: The Writers Workshop Handbook of Assamese Literature: Volume One A-D

Author Name: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]; Prithvinath Shastri

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2600

Keywords: India, Hinduism, Religion, Sanskrit, Assamese