Benudhar Rajkhowa

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Benudhar Rajkhowa
Born 1872
Dibrugarh district, Assam, India
Died 1955
Occupation Deputy commissioner, writer, poet, dramatist
Language Assamese
Nationality Indian
Relatives Juhi P. Pathak, Hridisthita Pathak (great grandchildren)

Benudhar Rajkhowa (Assamese: বেণুধৰ ৰাজখোৱা; 1872-1955) was a prominent writer, poet and dramatist from Assam.[1] He was the president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha in 1926 held at Dhuburi district, Assam.[2] When he was studying at Calcutta, he had done a pivot role for development of Oxomiya Bhaxa Unnati Xadhini Xobha, a literary organization from Assam. He was honoured with Rai Bahadur title by the ruling British government.

Early life and career[edit]

Benudhar Rajkhowa was born on 11 December 1872 to Suchadaram Rajkhowa and Hirawati Rajkhowa in Dibrugarh district of Assam. After having primary education in Dibrugarh he had left for Kolkata for higher education. Returning home, he worked in various posts like Extra Assistant Commissioner, Deputy commissioner under the ruling British Government.

Literacy Works[edit]

Rajkhowa was also an editor of the Bijuli magazine from 1890 to 1892. He started writing in Junaki, a leading Assamese in that period.[3]

Some of his books are:

  • Assamese popular superstitions and Assamese demonology (1973)[4]
  • Asamīẏā khaṇḍabākya-kosha (1961)[4]
  • Assamese Popular Superstitions and Assamese Demonology (1973)[5]
  • Assamese Demonology(1905)[6]
  • Historical Sketches of Old Assam: Based on an Analysis of Popular Proverbs (1917)[7]
  • A dictionary of phrases from Assamese to Assamese and English (1917) (অসমীয়া খণ্ড বাক্যকোষ)[8]
  • Notes on the Sylhetee Dialect(1913)[9]
  • Garland of Praises, English translation of Gunamala in verse (1923).[10]
Poetry books;
  • Dehar pralay (দেহাৰ প্ৰলয়)
  • Jivan sandhiya (জীৱন সন্ধিয়া)
  • Chandra Sombhob (চন্দ্ৰ সম্ভৱ) (1895),
  • Poncho Kobita (পঞ্চ কবিতা) (1895),
  • Doxogeet (দশগীত) (1899),
  • Soru Lorar Gaan (সৰু লৰাৰ গান) (1901),
Plays
  • Durjudhonor urubhongo (দুৰ্যোধনৰ উৰুভঙ্গ) (1903),[11]
  • Seuti Kiron (সেউতি কিৰণ) (1898),[11]
  • Deka Gabhoru (ডেকা-গাভৰু) (1889),
  • Dorbaar (দৰবাৰ) (1902),
  • Kolijug (কলিযুগ) (1904),
  • Dokhyojogyo (দক্ষযজ্ঞ)(1908),
  • Sotikaar Soibhota (শতিকাৰ সভ্যতা) (1908),
  • Lokhimi Tiruta (লখিমী তিৰোতা) (1909),
  • Osikhita Ghoini (অশিক্ষিতা ঘৈণী) (1912),
  • Bipro Damodor (বিপ্ৰ দামোদৰ) (1917),
  • Tini Ghoini (তিনি-ঘৈণী) (1928),
  • Suror Sristi (চোৰৰ সৃষ্টি) (1931),
  • Jompuri (যমপুৰী) (1931),
  • Tuponir porinaam (টোপনিৰ পৰিণাম) (1932)
Song collections
  • * Asomiya Bhai (অসমীয়া ভাই) (1901),[11]
  • Bahi (বাঁহী) (1906)[12]
Autobiography
  • Mora jiwana-dapoṇa (মোৰ জীৱন দাপোন)[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sentinel". Sentinelassam.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Asam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Vedanti.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  3. ^ Assam General Knowledge - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Books by Benudhar Rajkhowa". Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  5. ^ Assamese Popular Superstitions and Assamese Demonology - Benudhar Rajkhowa - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  6. ^ Assamese Demonology - Benudhar Rajkhowa - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  7. ^ Historical Sketches of Old Assam: Based on an Analysis of Popular Proverbs - Benudhar Rajkhowa - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  8. ^ A dictionary of phrases from Assamese to Assamese and English - Benudhar Rajkhowa - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  9. ^ Notes on the Sylhetee Dialect - Benudhar Rajkhowa - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  10. ^ Sankaradeva; Benudhar Rajkhowa (1923). Gunamala. Assam Commercial. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c A History of Indian Literature: 1800-1910, western impact: indian response ... - Sisir Kumar Das - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  12. ^ TI Trade. "Assam Tribune online". Assamtribune.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  13. ^ Mora jīwana-dāpoṇa - Benudhar Rajkhowa - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 

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