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Int'l Ramayana conference at Guwahati

india Updated: Jan 14, 2008 09:07 IST

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Over 100 participants from countries like France, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Thailand and Bangladesh will converge in Guwahati for a two-day international conference on the

Ramayana

beginning January 19.

"This is the third time that a conference on the Hindu epic is being held in Guwahati," said Paramananda Rajbongshi, chief executive of organiser Asom Kalatirtha.

He said Assam has an age-old tradition of Ramayana in the state.

The first-ever Ramayana in the modern Indo-Aryan languages is believed to have been written in Assamese in the 14th century by Kandali.

Rajbongshi said the Ramayana has been translated into almost all dialects of Assam. "The epic is closely associated with the language and culture of the state," he said.