Homen Borgohain

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Homen Borgohain
Native name হোমেন বৰগোহাঞি
Born 7 December 1932
Dhakuakhana, Assam, India
Occupation Author, Journalist, Poet, Editor.
Nationality Indian
Genre Assamese literature
Notable works Pita-Putra, Atmanusandhan, Matsyagandha, Dhumuha aru Ramdhenu
Official Website

Homen Borgohain (Assamese: হোমেন বৰগোহাঞি) is an Assamese writer and journalist. He is currently working as the chief-editor of Assamese daily newspaper Niyomiya Barta.[1] He was awarded the 1978 Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese language for his novel Pita Putra.[2] Borgohain also wrote several novels, short stories and poetry. He was also the President of Assam Sahitya Sabha.[3]

In spite of having rural roots, Borgohain's work shows a deep understanding about urban complexities. In the early phase of his life Borgohain led an almost bohemian existence and the reflection of that particular life can be visualized in many of his early stories. Borgohain first edited an Assamese weekly newspaper Nilachal and later he edited the weekly Nagarik. Afterwards, he served as a senior staff member of Bangali daily newspaper Ajkal. Borgohain's editorial articles in Nilachal and Nagarik are edited by Dr. R. Sabhapandit and published in two volumes in Assamese.

He returned his Sahitya Academy award in 2015 in protest against the lack of tolerance being created at the Indian society.[4][5]


Born in a small village in Dhakuakhana, Lakhimpur, Borgohain went to Guwahati after completing matriculation and joined Cotton College for higher studies.[6] He married Nirupama Tamuli, famous in Assam as Nirupama Borgohain : one of the most popular writers of her generation and an exponent of early feminist writings in Assam. The writer couple wrote a novel called Puwar Purobi Sandhyar Bibhash, which is the first and perhaps the only joint-novel written in Assamese.





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  1. ^ "Homen Borgohain - Assams.Info". www.assams.info. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  2. ^ Awards 1955–2007 Archived 13 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Sahitya Akademi Official website.
  3. ^ "Authors - enajori.com". enajori.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Assam's Homen Borgohain to Return Sahitya Akademi Award". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Punjab to Assam: Writer returns her Padma Shri, another his Akademi". The Indian Express. 2015-10-13. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Homen Borgoahain | Assam Topix Blog". assamtopix.blogspot.in. Retrieved 2015-10-13.