Authored By: Rupanjali Baruah
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 198||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 276.50||Price in (USA) $. 22.12|
Set in Upper Assam, at first glance The Road Alone appears to be the saga that a river is born with running through cascading episodes that unfold the perplexities of life, its purposes; evident one moment, elusive the other. It is a torrent of emotions that molds the psyche of the inhabitants settled across its either banks playing hide and seek in their trysts with living a life inherited with semblances which exemplify a journey that the protagonist Ajoi makes during his indecisive sojourn amid extremists albeit with hindrances and umpteen mood swings while trapped in the misconception for a liberated land.
Rupanjali Baruah is a published author, abstract artist, art critic, translator, editor & publisher at WordSmith Publishers based at Guwahati, Assam. A post graduate in English literature from Gauhati University, Assam, she has to her credit several books & journals on poetry, fictions, art both in original English and Assamese translations. Her first collection of English poems, All Things Passing and first collection of English short fictions Amrita & Other Stories, both published in 2005 by P. Lal, Writers Workshop, Kolkata; her English novella, A Wayside Story published in 2009 by WordSmith Publishers, Assam; her English translation of prize winning Assamese short fictions Night at Baghe Island published in 2015 by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Her other literary contributions in national publications are respectively in Dancing Rain (Penguin) Splendor In The Grass(Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi), Northeast English Poetry (Oxford), Northeast English Prose (Oxford), Assamese Handpicked Fictions (Katha, New Delhi), If A River (Ratna Books, New Delhi), Kala Dirgha (Lucknow), Art & Deal (New Delhi),Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi), Chandrabhaga (Odisha), Sabd (WordSmith Publishers, Assam), Yatra (Yatra, Assam), New Frontiers (Northeast Writers Forum, Assam) and many more online portals.
A self-taught artist, Rupanjali Baruah’s oeuvre is abstract art that have been exhibited at state level art galleries. As an art critic, she writes for a regular art column, Art Witness in The Assam Tribune, Guwahati and in Basundhara, Janambhumi, Jorhat. She is currently writing a coffee-table book on thirty-five eminent artists/ sculptors of Assam and the Northeast. The Road Alone is her first English novel. Rupanjali Baruah lives & shuttles between Guwahati and Jorhat, Assam.