A Webinar on “Untold Stories of the Freedom Struggle from North East India”, a book written by veteran journalist and author Dr. Samudra Gupta Kashyap was organised by Press Information Bureau, Guwahati on Friday.
Participants including journalists from across the Northeast joined the webinar. The webinar was moderated by B. Narayanan, Director General, North East Zone, Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
In his opening remarks Dr. Samudra Gupta Kashyap said non-inclusion of the tales of the anti-colonial movements of the region in works of history and textbooks on the other hand has led to a perception that North East had not been part of the freedom struggle at all, he added. He further said that bringing out the stories from across the northeast was a big challenge because of lack of proper documentation of most of the incidents.
Dr Kashyap in his address spoke about the heroic acts of patriotism of those like Maniram Dewan and Kushal Konwar of Assam, Ranuwa Gohain of Arunachal Pradesh, Tikendrajit of Manipur etc.
He also deliberated on the Maniram Dewan story, Battle of Saraighat, first peasant’s uprising at Phulaguri, the role played by women of Northeast etc in today’s webinar.