8 January 1872|
Golaghat district, Assam
2 May 1928 (aged 47)|
|Occupation||Administrative officer, writer, poet, historian|
|Alma mater||Presidency college, Calcutta|
Hemchandra Goswami (Assamese: হেমচন্দ্ৰ গোস্বামী; 1872–1928) was a writer, poet, historian, teacher and a linguist from Assam in the early part of modern Assamese literature. He was the fourth president of the Asom Sahitya Sabha in 1920 held at Tezpur. He retired as Extra Assistant Commissioner in the British Assam.
Goswami published the first Assamese dictionary, Hemkosh by Hemchandra Barua with the help of Colonel Gordon in 1900. Some of his other works include Asamiya sahityar chaneki, Phular Saki (The Bunch of Flowers, 1907), which contains the first sonnet in Assamese — 'Priyatamar Sithi' (A letter from the beloved), Kako am hiya nibilao etc. 'Katha Gita' (Gita in Prose) of Bhattadev was edited by him in 1918. which contains the first sonnet in Assamese — 'Priyatamar Cithi' (A letter from the beloved)
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