Young Assamese Writer in English Aruni wrote on PHELANI in his own blog :
First of all, let me wish you good luck for this commendable effort. The task of 'Translation' itself is very demanding and daunting. I would just say, please don't just translate it mechanically word by word, rather 'transcreate' it by referring some contexts which would be more appealing for Bengali readers rather thinking of maintaining the originality of the work. Of course, the dialogues, story, characters will remain same, but at the same time, there should be little bit of liberty for the translator also so that the target readers can relate it in their own lives.
I really appreciate your endeavor, it's really fantastic. Arupa Patangia Kalita is one of my favorite Assamese writers...I have already gone through that book, it was an awesome book.
Arup, JNU.Arup Kumar Nath
Centre for Linguistics
School of Language Literature and
Jawaharlal Nehru University