Sushanta Roy is a journalist in the north eastern states of Assam and Meghalaya, India, who photographs and writes about the people, animals and flora, and the things that affect them.

Diphu July 21: Chief Executive Member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, Tuliram Ronghang and his colleagues attended the release ceremony of the book “Citizenship Debate over NRC & CAA: Assam & the Politics of History” authored by Dr Nani Gopal Mahanta. The book is about Indian citizenship and the much talked about NRC and CAA.

Dr Nani Gopal Mahanta

citizenship debate book cover
Citizenship Debate book cover

The book is a contemporary thought-provoking volume glowingly brought together by outstanding scholar, researcher and educationist Dr Nani Gopal Mahanta. The book was unveiled by Sarsanaghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Shri Dr. Mohan Bhagwat in the presence of Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, & Prof. P.J Handique Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University.

Biswajit Daimary, Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly, Dr. Numal Momin Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly, Ministers, MLAs of Assam legislature and other public figures were present in Srimanta Sankardev International Auditorium Hall situated at Kalashetra, Guwahati on the promising juncture.

Scholarly Books

Dr. Mahanta has written many other scholarly books and this latest book is being well received by people from all over India. KPAC is a non-political body and it has never interfered in politics. But various organizations are trying to link the council with the citizenship issue which is incorrect. The KPAC has nothing to do with the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016. It has also been said that NRC is the sole responsibility of the State Government and not of the Council. This book by Mahanta is a useful guide and reference material for the people. It will clear up many doubts of different individuals and organizations including political parties such as the BJP, Congress and others.

It was also purposely written in very simple language, easy to understand even by non-academic readers. Nani Gopal Mahanta wrote this book after travelling throughout Assam to gather facts. The book was published by Deep Publications of Guwahati from their editing and publishing division named Dibru Publication.

Assam Citizenship Information

Chief Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Mahanta has combined the articles written in different newspapers and magazines with his own experiences as a renowned educationist. He further said that this book is a scholarly production. It will provide the readers with important data about Assam’s citizenship issues. The CM also thanked Mahanta for taking time out in completing this book and editing it together in such a short period of time.

At the end of the program, Srimanta Sankaradeva Award was presented to Dr Nani Gopal Mahanta by the Chief Minister.

Nani Gopal Mahanta’s NRC & CAA book can be purchased from Deep Publications, Guwahati.

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Dr Nani Gopal Mahanta’s NRC & CAA book release.