Author: Rongili Biswas

Rongili Biswas is a writer and musician based in Kolkata. She is also a Professor of Economics. For the last few years she has been trying to build an archive of her father, legendary singer, musician and activist Hemango Biswas

November 29, 2017 /

It is true that Bhupen Hazarika’s political views took a significant turn in his later life and in many ways he became the cynosure of conservative politicians of different hues. We should add to it our collective misfortune that there is no dearth of politicians in this country who can appropriate a cultural capital towards a political end and turn it to material/ military/ electoral gain