When Dr Bhupen Hazarika sang the song ‘Biswa Bijoyee Na-Jowan’ (youngsters who won the world) in the 1939 film Indramalati, he probably would not have thought that the youth of Assam would resonate with the same song as they lead the protest against the Citizen Amendment Act, some 80 years later.
Music has been a very integral part of the Assamese society and even at the most distressing time, songs have been the adjuvant that ensured the mobilisation of the Assamese sentiments.
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