Hemchandra Barua

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Hemchandra Barua
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Born1835
Dergaon, Jorhat District, Assam
Died1897
LanguageAssamese
NationalityIndian
Notable worksHemkosh

Hemchandra Barua (Assamese: হেমচন্দ্ৰ বৰুৱা; Hêmsôndrô Bôruwa), also known as Hem Barua was a prominent writer, social reformer of Assamese of the 19th century. He hailed from Sibsagar District of Assam. His father was Muktaram Barua.

Literacy works[edit]

He was the compiler of the first exhaustive Assamese dictionary Hemkosh, where spellings based on Sanskrit were first introduced. It was the second dictionary of the Assamese language.[1] It was published in 1900 after his death under the supervision of Capt. P. R. Gordon, ISC and Hemchandra Goswami.

Some of his other works are listed below:[2]

  • 'Ôxômiya Byakôrôn' (Assamese grammar) (অসমীয়া ব্যাকৰণ) (1859)
  • 'Adipath' (আদিপাঠ) (1873)
  • 'Pathmala' (পাঠ-মালা) (1882)
  • 'Ôxômiya lôrar byakôrôn' (Grammar for Assamese children) (অসমীয়া ল’ৰাৰ ব্যাকৰণ) (1886). All the above four books were accepted as text books for schools and also awarded by the British Government.
  • 'Pôrhaxôliya Ôbhidhan' (School Dictionary) (পঢ়াশলীয়া অভিধান) (1892)
  • 'Bahirê rông sông, bhitôrê kûwabhaturi', (বাহিৰে ৰংচং ভিতৰে কোৱাভাতুৰী)
  • 'Kaniyar Kirttôn' (কানীয়াৰ কীৰ্ত্তন) (1861)
  • 'Xaxhyô rôkhya ba ga bhalê rakhibôr upay' (Way to health) (স্বাস্থ্য ৰক্ষা বা গা ভালে ৰাখিবৰ উপায়) (translated)
  • 'Assamese Marriage System'[3]

He was also an editor of Assam News published from Gauhati (1883-85).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarma, Anjali (1990), Among the luminaries in Assam: a study of Assamese biography, Mittal Publications, p. 118, ISBN 978-81-7099-207-3
  2. ^ "Hemchandra Barua - First Assamese Dictionary Hemkosh". Onlinesivasagar.com. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ "RCILTS, IIT Guwahati". Iitg.ernet.in. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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