Dhrubajyoti Bora

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Dhrubajyoti Bora
Born (1955-11-27) 27 November 1955 (age 63)
Known forWriter, novelist

Dhrubajyoti Bora (a.k.a. Dhruba Jyoti Borah) (Assamese: ধ্ৰুৱজ্যোতি বৰা), a medical doctor by profession, is a Guwahati-based Assamese writer and novelist.[1] In a literary career spanning around three decades he has published many critically acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction including more than twenty four books – Novels, monographs on history, travelogues, collection of articles etc. He was honored with, most notably Sahitya Akademi Award in 2009.

Early life and education[edit]

Born on 27 November 1955, he was educated in Jorhat, Assam Medical College and Gauhati Medical Colleges. He has secured first position in the state of Assam in Higher Secondary School Leaving Examination in 1972, first position in the University in his first, second and final MBBS examinations from Assam Medical College in 1977. He did his Postgraduate from Gauhati Medical College in Medicine in 1982 and was further trained in Cardiology, Echocardiography etc. G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi in 1986.[citation needed]


Professor Borah is at present working as a Principal of Fakhuddin Ali Ahmed Medical College, Barpeta, Assam. He joined on 27=06=2019 after being transferred from Assam Hills Medical College, Diphu of Assam. [1][needs update] He was a Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology unit, Gauhati Medical College from 1996 and Principal cum Chief Superintendent of Jorhat Medical College. He also served as Joint Director of Medical Education for 12 years. Some of his other post held before are Registrar of Nephrology (23 November 1982 – 29 March 1984), Resident Physician, Cardiology (29 March 1984 – 03.11.1988). Assistant Professor of Medicine in Assam Medical College (04.11.1988 – 1990) and Gauhati Medical College (1990–1995). Associate Professor of Medicine and Joint DME (1995–2007).

Literary career[edit]

Dhrubajyoti Bora's is a significant voice in contemporary Assamese literature. He has published novels these are that include Kalantarar Gadya (Prose of Tempest), Tejor Andhar(Darkness of Blood) and Arth (Meaning), a trilogy based on tragedy of Assam have been acknowledged as major literary creations.[2] His major non-fiction works include a monograph on the medieval peasant struggle (on Moamoria rebellion) of Assam and a study of the development of the Assamese language. He has written on history and social issues and literature. His books on the history of the Second World War, the French Revolution and a two-volume set on the Russian Revolution are first such books in the Assamese language. His fictional works have been translated into Hindi, English, Bengali, Malayalam and Bodo languages. Katha Ratnakar (2007)[3] is based on the situation of the marginalised Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Assam and the lives of Keots(Kaivartas).

He edits the academic research quarterly Yaatra : The Journal of Assamese Literature and Culture.

Historical narratives[edit]

  • Ruch Mohabiblob
  • Ditiyo Bishwajudho


  • 1987 Bhok(collection of two novels in Assamese, Journal Emporium, Nalbari)
  • 1990 Loha(historical Novel based on mediaeval iron industry of Assam, Student Stories, Guwahati, 1990)
  • 1994 Yatrik Aru Annanya(Banalata Publishers, Guwahati)
  • 1997 Kalantadarar Gadya (Prose of Tempest, first in the trilogy, Students' Stores, Guwahati)
  • Tejor Endhar (second part of the trilogy)
  • 2003 Artha (third part of the trilogy)
  • 2007 Katha-Ratnakar[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c TI Trade. "Sahitya Akademi awards for Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, Monoranjan Lahary". Assamtribune.com. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  2. ^ "India's Independent Weekly News Magazine". Tehelka. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  3. ^ MyNews.in (23 December 2009). "Sahitya Akademi Puruskar 2009 awardees announced". MyNews.in. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Front Page : Poets dominate 2009 Sahitya Akademi Awards". The Hindu. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  5. ^ Maya (24 December 2009). "Pratham Books: Sahitya Akademi Awards 2009". Blog.prathambooks.org. Retrieved 21 May 2013.