TEZPUR UNIVERSITY

Centre for Assamese Studies

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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


Vision

  • To be a research centre of Assamese language, literature, culture and tradition.
  • To be a full-fledged department of Assamese with Post Graduate programme that would serve to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people
  • To start an innovative post-graduate degree course with special emphasis on i) the study of Assamese Literature in a comparative perspective, ii) sensitizing students to the cultural and linguistic diversity of the northeast, iii) manuscript studies and iv) textual criticism.

Mision

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.

OUR RESEARCH PROJECTS

Accomplished Research Projects:


Current Research Projects taken up at CAS

  • Translation of Narayan’s Malayalam novel Kocharethi: The Araya Woman (1998) from its acclaimed English version (Catherine Thankamma, OUP, 2011) into Assamese (Completed) – by Juri Dutta
  • A Comparative Study of Literary Texts by Women Writers in India (With special reference to Mamoni Raisom Goswami, Mahasweta Devi, Sudha Murthy, Mamang Dai and Temsula Ao,) – by Juri Dutta
  • Publication of Arhi Tiruta (1919) by Swarnalata Ray with an introduction and critical notes (Completed) – by Sanjib Pol Deka
  • Anthology of Assamese Prose (From Beginning to the Nineteenth Century) – by Sanjib Pol Deka
Dr Satish Ch. Bhattacharyya

Academic Consultant


Kiran Mahalia

Assistant