Amongst the noted publishers based in Assam, Purbanchal Prakash is one of the elder most and well-known. Since the year of its inception, i.e., 1983, the organization is publishing books incessantly and the outcome is that today some of the best books can be counted as a Purbanchal Prakash publication. There are new books coming out of the publishing house every year and till date it proudly states to have published around 700 books by different authors.
The specialty of the company is that it does not step back in encouraging and appreciating the works of the young writers from the region. Each of the new publication from the company highlights the calibre and future potentials of its authors who are mostly young writers from the North-East India. Apart from acting as a torch bearer to the new talents of the region, Purbanchal Prakash also aims at putting light on the problems of the region with a hope to find satisfactory solutions.
Run by the sole proprietor Sri Nabin Baruah, Purbanchal Prakash deals in books of Assamese and English language. Although at first, the company started with publishing Assamese books only, it is since 1991 when the company also stepped into the zone of the universal language, i.e., English.
The types of books published by the company include novels, short stories, books of academic interest, thesis, dissertation and seminar papers on Social Science which serves a wide variety of readers including the bookworms to the students, teachers, academicians and research scholars.
The authors’ list of the Purbanchal Prakash comprises of countable Assamese and North-eastern writers. Writers of the region who are being looked up for literary suggestions and are proud winner of many critical acclaims and literary awards have got their books published by the company.