Secondary Sources

For a concise yet comprehensive biography in Assamese written by Binoy Mohan Saikia click here.

For the handwritten text of the speech delivered by Prof. Hiren Gohain at the award ceremony held in 2021 see below

Noted writer and film-maker Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia was the Chief Guest at the award giving ceremony on 24.2.2001. The following is an excerpt from his dairy entry for the day, as reproduced in Prantik 16 / 28 February 2021.

Five special write-ups by essayist and past awardee Jyoti Khataniar appeared in various newspapers on Kati Bihu day, the 17th October 2020 marking the 105th birth anniversary of Munin Barkotoki.

Assam Tribune Web link

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Dainik Asam Web link

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Amar Asom Image link

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Amar Asom Text link

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Asamiya Khobor Image link 1

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A graphic novel by Shisir Basumatari, based on Munin Barkotoki's life and diaries, has just been published. Titled The Real Mr. Barkotoki the book has been published by Speaking Tiger.

The book was released by acclaimed writer Mr. Arup Kr. Dutta in the presence of columnist Indrani Raimedhi and filmmaker Tarun Barjatiya and many other dignitaries, friends and well-wishers on the 7th November at the Northeast Book Fair. Another interactive session was held at the premises of the North East Writers' Forum on the 8th November 2019, led by noted writer Mitra Phukan with graphic novelist Parismita Singh, filmmaker Biswajit Das and Shisir Basumatari as the panelists.

Here is the speech [in Assamese] about the 'man of letters' Munin Barkotoki delivered by noted writer and academic Sri Upen Sarma at the Munin Barkotoki Literary award event on 9th March 2019.

A film titled ‘Living in the Mind: the world of Munin Barkotoki’ [Assamese title ‘Aprakasor Bedona’] was produced as part of the Munin Barkataki Birth Centenary celebrations. The 57 minute long biopic is directed by Prabin Hazarika and features Rupam Barua in the title role.

As part of the production process of the film mentioned in A above several distinguished writers, journalists and intellectuals as well as family members were interviewed.

Here are some of the interviews

Interview with distinguished intellectual Professor Hiren Gohain (Guwahati, 12.4.2014)

Interview with distinguished playwright Arun Sarma (Guwahati, 12.4.2014)

Interview with illustrious poet Nilmoni Phukan in two parts A and B (Guwahati, 12.4.2014)

Interview with noted journalist Radhika Mohan Bhagabati (Guwahati, 26.6.2014)

Interview with noted academic Prabhat Bora (Nagaon, 8.7.2014)

Interview with noted critic Upendra Barkataki (Nagaon, 8.7.2014)

Interview with Munin Barkotoki’s wife and distinguished politician Renuka Devi Barkataki (Guwahati, 12.4.2014)

Interview with Munin Barkotoki’s niece and writer Chandraprabha Bhattacharjya [Okoni Baidew] (Jorhat, 9.7.2014)

Interview with nephew and occasional writer Prabin Sharma [Habul da] (Guwahati, 26.6.2014)

Interview with daughter and academic Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh (Guwahati, 26.6.2014)

Some Adya Shradha Tributes

Adyashradha Shradhanjali

Tribute - Hem Ch. Sarma

Tribute - Maheswar Neog

Tribute - Ram Goswamee

Tribute - Kanak Ch. Deka

Tribute - Munin Hazarika

Tribute - Padmapani

Tribute - Gopal Sarma Barooa