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History of Assamese Literature

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Item Code: NAK987
Author: Birinchi Kumar Barua
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788126026401
Pages: 206
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 315 gms
Back of the Book

Sahitya Akademi intended, form its very beginning to make available to the general as well as to the students of literature standard histories of literature in various languages of india. The present volume belongs to it. The contribution of Assamese known as Pragjyotisa in the epic age to the Indian literature is quite considerable though very little of it is known to non-Assamese reading public. In this volume the history of Assamese literature has been penned with an erudite verve.


About the Author

Birinchi kumar Barua (1908-1064), a scholar of Pali and Prakit, a Pioneer in research in Indian folklore, a distinguished teacher of comperative literature and above all a creative writer was a combination of multidisciplinary scholarship. He was posthumously honoured with the Sahitya Akademi award for his book Asamar Lok Sanskriti in 1964. Jivanar Batat and Seuji patar Sanskriti are two of his masterpieces in Assamese literature.




I Assam and The Assamese Language 1
II The Early Period 9
III The Vaisnavite Period 17
IV The Ahoms and Assamese Literature 73
V Assamese Literature Under The Ahom Patronage 81
VI Beginning of The Modern Period 103
VII Poetry 110
VIII Drama 147
IX The Novel and The Short Story 167
X Prose : General 184
  Index 197

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