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Majuli: An Island Too Good To Be True

Majuli: An Island Too Good To Be True Land of the river and whispering wind Sweet rice and plenty of fish / Where the sun rises to the sound of hundred birds / And the evenings resonate to the music of cymbals and kirtans. Sanjay Ghose By Mithu Das   January 23, 2016 Majuli is not the world's largest river island. However, biologically as well as culturally it is the richest of all river islands in the world. Situated in the midstream of the Brahmaputra river in eastern Assam, with an area slightly larger than Singapore—or, 880 km²—the island is famous for  Neo-Vaishnavite  culture which