Book: The Unquiet River

Question: A book titled The Unquiet River authored by noted historian Arupjyoti Saikia, is based upon the biography of which river?
(a) Ganga
(b) Yamuna
(c) Brahmaputra
(d) Narmada
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • A book titled The Unquiet River: A biography of the Brahmaputra is going to be released in November 2019.
  • It has been published by Oxford University Press (OUP) and authored by historian Arupjyoti Saikia.
  • Placing the river Brahmaputra at the centre the book has recreated the sequential history of Assam.
  • The Brahmaputra River geologically is the youngest among the major rivers in the world yet it is known as a moving ocean.
  • The river Brahmaputra travels 2880 km from its origin in the young Himalayan range through the Tibet and played major role in shaping the landscape of the Assam valley.
  • Before finally merging with the sea in Bangladesh, the river gives many things to the people of Assam as well as providing them livelihoods.
  • The book claims to combine a range of disciplinary scholarship to unravel the geological forces as well as human endeavour which have shaped the river into what it is today.
  • The book describes the river’s long journey from past to the present time and its central role in the beat of Assam.

Links:
https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/new-book-deep-dives-into-brahmaputra-s-history-119102800518_1.html
https://sandrp.in/tag/brahmaputra-and-northeast-india/

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