India is home to a wide variety of books, from classic literature to modern bestsellers. But one book stands out from the rest: Sparsha (touch), the smallest book in India.
Sparsha measures just 3 centimetres long and 2 centimetres wide, with 49 pages. It was written by Dr. Jiten Borah, a professor of English at the Tezpur University in Assam.
The book contains three stories: Makoi Besa Lorajon (The Boy Who Sold Corn), Fota Jutar Kahini (The Story of Torn Shoes), and Nisthur Niyoti (Cruel Fate). Each story is told in simple language, making it accessible to readers of all ages.
The book was inspired by Dr. Borah’s own childhood experiences. He wanted to capture the joy of childhood and the innocence of youth in his stories.
The book was printed in a small size to make it easier to carry around. It also has a unique binding, with the pages sewn together with a thread.
The book has been widely praised for its innovative design and storytelling. It has been featured in several newspapers and magazines, and even won the Assam State Award for Best Book in 2020.
Dr. Borah hopes that Sparsha will inspire readers to appreciate the beauty of life and to be kind to one another. He believes that the book can be a source of joy and comfort to those who read it.
So if you’re looking for a unique and inspiring read, look no further than Sparsha, the smallest book in India.