Miri Jiyori

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Miri Jiyori
Author Rajanikanta Bordoloi
Country Assam, India
Language Assamese
Genre Novel
Publication date
Followed by Manomoti (1900)

Miri Jiyori (Assamese: মিৰি জীয়ৰী; literally: The Miri Maiden) is an Assamese novel written by Rajanikanta Bordoloi.[1] It was the first Assamese novel published in 1894[citation needed]. The book unveils some important aspects of then-contemporary Mising society and a series of their customs and traditions. It is a social novel based on a simple love story.[2][3][4]

Plot summary[edit]

Miri Jiyori (1894) is a love story by Rajanikanta Bordoloi set in the Miri (now referred to as the Misings) community. A passionate story about doomed love, it was written at a time when the novel as a literary form was yet in a nascent stage. With a deeply sympathetic portrayal of a young Miri couple who matured from being childhood companions to a deeply committed but doomed couple in love, the novel is also a statement on the Mising community as well as a compassionate plea of humanism. (Note: this text is taken from Tezpur University website)


  • Panoi
  • Jonkie
  • Nirama (Panoi's mother)
  • Tamed (Panei's father)
  • Komud
  • Dalimi


  1. ^ M.A.Orthofer (22 June 2010). "Miri Jiyori by Rajanikanta Bordoloi, The complete review's Review". complete-review.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Rajanikanta Bordoloi". Vedanti.com. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  3. ^ Amritjyoti Mahanta. "Assamese Novel: From Inception to Second World War". Museindia.com. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  4. ^ Babul Tamuli (2009-03-23). "Remembering Rajani Kanta Bordoloi". The Assam Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 

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