The only shining Assamese cultural publishing group was started in New Market, Dibrugarh in year 1972.Gradually it has grown up and that tiny seedling becomes a full grown tree. It has spread its branches and in 1990 a branch office was started in Guwahati Panbazar with an aim to serve Assamese literature and Assamese reader more seriously. Almost Four decades have passed and now that small book shop has been counted among one of the aristocratic and huge publication houses in Assam and greater Eastern India today.
Yes it is BANALATA-the One Stop for Unusual and Unparallel Books.
With the group of wise and like minded people, good readers and with the help of progressive book culture movement, our establishment took special preface from the beginning. Since its inception BANALATA has been publishing various books from diverse fields right from religion to recipe and beauty tips.Fiction, non fiction to travelogue and it has rich collection of children books. Banalata has a huge collection of text books, references and guide books published by Academic section of Banalata. Banalata has been taking part actively the intellectual movement of Assam in recent times.Banalata Sahitya is a half yearly magazine published from BANALATA which covers mission, vision and motto of BANALATA and contributes to Assamese literature immensely.
In the glorious journey of 50 years BANALATA has been serving the nation continuously and in the coming days it has a vision of better serving the people by publishing rare manuscripts, classic books(translation),world class book gallery in this region and other books having social values. It also has a vision of encouraging the new young generation writers by publishing their works.
Book of musical teaching, agriculture, self-supporting project, savings, investment, economic thought of health and beauty, books of different inner health, cooking, sports related, tourism literature are published and brought to the readers worldwide. Novel and poems are favourite among the readers are also published with successful stories and novels written by senior writers as well as new writers are also published with importance. Also many books published by us have been awarded by the all India Academy of literature and other prizes like Gyanpeeth and the Sahitya Akademi Awards.