Majuli is eye-shaped. The Brahmaputra flows from the east to west dividing the Assam valley to north and south banks. Now, just at the end of Shivsagar and Dhemaji districts, the river gets devided itself to rejoin at the end of Jorhat district. The land between these divided parts is Majuli. It is the single eye of Assam! One eyed Assam!!!
Roney and three other children were playing. It looked like they were having real fun. Suddenly, a shrill came out from Roney's throats. What happened to the boy? Everybody rushed there to find his right eye bleeding the lights out. A piece of rough firewood had escaped Sumi's hands and had hit Roney's eye!
It was late afternoon. So he could not be sent to an eye clinic, for no boats are scheduled so late. Roney must cross the river to get a decent eye treatment, because no good medical facilities are available in Majuli.
Next morning was too late a time to go to the clinic at the other bank of the river. He lost his eye. Roney now looks exacly like one eyed Assam!!!
There are around 175 thousand pairs of human eyes in Majuli. The first eye-clinic is awaited.