A graphic novel by Shisir Basumatari, based on Munin Barkotoki's life and diaries, has just been published. Titled The Real Mr. Barkotoki the book has been published by Speaking Tiger.
The book was released by acclaimed writer Mr. Arup Kr. Dutta in the presence of columnist Indrani Raimedhi and filmmaker Tarun Barjatiya and many other dignitaries, friends and well-wishers on the 7th November at the Northeast Book Fair. Another interactive session was held at the premises of the North East Writers' Forum on the 8th November 2019, led by noted writer Mitra Phukan with graphic novelist Parismita Singh, filmmaker Biswajit Das and Shisir Basumatari as the panelists.
Here is the speech [in Assamese] about the 'man of letters' Munin Barkotoki delivered by noted writer and academic Sri Upen Sarma at the Munin Barkotoki Literary award event on 9th March 2019.
A film titled ‘Living in the Mind: the world of Munin Barkotoki’ [Assamese title ‘Aprakasor Bedona’] was produced as part of the Munin Barkataki Birth Centenary celebrations. The 57 minute long biopic is directed by Prabin Hazarika and features Rupam Barua in the title role.
As part of the production process of the film mentioned in A above several distinguished writers, journalists and intellectuals as well as family members were interviewed.
Interview with distinguished intellectual Professor Hiren Gohain (Guwahati, 12.4.2014)
Interview with distinguished playwright Arun Sarma (Guwahati, 12.4.2014)
Interview with noted journalist Radhika Mohan Bhagabati (Guwahati, 26.6.2014)
Interview with noted academic Prabhat Bora (Nagaon, 8.7.2014)
Interview with noted critic Upendra Barkataki (Nagaon, 8.7.2014)
Interview with Munin Barkotoki’s wife and distinguished politician Renuka Devi Barkataki (Guwahati, 12.4.2014)
Interview with Munin Barkotoki’s niece and writer Chandraprabha Bhattacharjya [Okoni Baidew] (Jorhat, 9.7.2014)
Interview with nephew and occasional writer Prabin Sharma [Habul da] (Guwahati, 26.6.2014)
Interview with daughter and academic Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh (Guwahati, 26.6.2014)