DEWORD, is a fascinating collection of poems by the distinguished Assamese litterateur, Anubhav Tulasi rendered into English from the original Assamese by Dr Hiren Gohain, Pradip Acharya, Nirendra Nath Thakuria, Dr Bibhash Choudhury, Krishna Dulal Barua, Bibekananda Choudhury and the poet himself. The splendour of nature and life revitalises the poet's language with myths and memories, and the genuine representation of the changing contours make the poems both local and universal simultaneously. The grounding of the poems to the subtleties and intricacies of the past and prevailing situations provides a vivid glimpse into the vibrant socio-cultural heritage of Assam. The poet's consistent effort at experimentation has widened the range and variety of his themes and expression remarkably. DEWORD constitutes the deworded versions of words that keep growing in the poet's being as weeds !
Anubhav Tulasi (1958) is a practitioner of art in interdisciplinary paradigms (poet, literary translator, literary critic, film critic, short-fiction writer, and editor of books and journals). He has consolidated his position as an Assamese poet and has been dominating the poetry scene for more than three decades with formidable contributions. He is not only one of the front runners, but also one who has set new standards for others to follow. He is unique with his anti-poetic stance, portrays different power centers of society with consummate ease, adopting an electric style almost inimitable, with his unique poetic idiom of his own. He has authored more than thirty books, out of which seventeen are poetry collections in Assamese. His poetry is very much imbued with the colour and smell of the Assamese soil and the sensibility of the Assamese mind. He loves to be called an Indian poet keeping his Assamese identity intact.