I am a poet, of a continent inscribed with rivers and mountains,
The world is my song.
Author: Hiren Bhattacharya
Born in Jorhat in eastern Assam in 1932, Bhattacharya published his first poem in 1957. However, his first anthology, Mur Desh Mur Premor Kobita came out only in 1972. Primarily a poet rarely venturing into other genres, his most popular collections are Xugondhi Pokhila (1981) and Xoisor Pothar Manuh (1991). Throughout his career, he has been the recipient of Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award, Soviet Land Nehru Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Assam Valley Literary Award.