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Welcome to Centre for Assamese Studies
The Prime aim of the Centre is to undertake and foster intensive and innovative study and research in Assamese Language, Literature and Culture in their varied dimensions adopting a wide perspective and all-encompassing worldview
To undertake and foster intensive and innovative study and research in Assamese Language, Literature and Culture in their varied dimensions adopting a wide perspective and an all-encompassing worldview.
The holdings of this digital library comprise some select publications of the Centre for Assamese studies, namely, two Srimanta Sankaradeva Lectures (2015-2016), and two special lectures; sāci bark manuscripts obtained from Barpeta Sattra; classics of Assamese literature like Madhava Kandali’s Ramayana, the complete works of Sankaradeva and Madhavadeva, the Assamese Mahabharata, the works of Rama Saraswati, Ananta Kandali and others; the works of K.K.Handiqui (1898-1982), diaries and private papers of Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa (1864-1938), Padmanath Gohain Borooah (1871-1946), K.K.Handiqui(1898-1982), Jyotiprasad Agarwala (1903-1951), Chandrabala Barua (1907-1983), Maheswar Neog (1915-1995), Praphulladatta Goswami(1919-1994) and Ajit Barua (1926-2015) and the 1956 University of Paris Doctor of Science dissertation of Jyotiprasad Medhi (1924-2017); a manuscript Assamese-Hindi dictionary compiled by Jonaram Hazarika (1920-2008), formerly Assistant teacher of Hindi at Jamuguri Girls’ H.E. School; documents relating to the establishment, growth and development of Gauhati University; proceedings of various sessions of Asom Sahitya Sabha and the history of the Sabha; biographies and autobiographies; publications on health and agriculture &c; works on the history of Assam, Assamese language, literature and culture; the vamśavalīs (genealogies) and books, many of them rare and out-of-print, published during 1880-1950 and newspapers and periodicals like The Times of Assam, Bāhī, Āsām Bāndhav, Āsām Bilāsinī, Arun, Dekā Asam, Dainik Bātori, Awahan, Surabhi, Bihlangani, Ramdhenu, Sadiniya Navayug and Nilachal among others.