|Born||1 April 1927
|Died||9 September 1999|
|Occupation||Writer, Journalist, Lecturer|
|Alma mater||Gauhati University|
|Period||1953 - present|
|Notable works||Prithivir Axukh
Daawor Aru Nai
|Notable awards||1980: Sahitya Akademi Award
1994: Assam Valley Literary Award
Jogesh Das (Assamese: যোগেশ দাস; 1 April 1927 – 9 September 1999) is an eminent short-story writer as well as a novelist from Assam. He was born in 1927. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his book Prithivir Oxukh. He is also associated with many cultural organization including the Asom Sahitya Sabha.
Education and career
Das became the first of the tribal people to be elected as Asom Sahitya Sabha. Das completed his MA in Assamese literature from Gauhati University in 1953 and then started working as a journalist. Now he is working as a lecturer in a college.
As a writer
Das emerged as a fiction writer in the early fifties. He has written short stories and novels with equal distinction. His first novel is Kolpotuwar Mrityu published in 1953. His second novel Daawor aru nai in 1955 established him as a powerful novelist. This book has been translated into all other major Indian language by National Book Trust. His short-story collection Prithivir Oxukh brought him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award. His "Folklore of Assam" which was originally in English and then in other Indian language, is a simple and comprehensive book on Assamese folklore.
Some of his notable works are:
- 1953: Kolpotuwar Mrityu (Death of Kolpotuwa)
- 1955: Daawor aaru naai (No more cloud is there)
- 1959: Jonakir Jui (Flame of the Firefly)
- 1963: Nirupai-Nirupai (Helpless… Helpless)
- 1965: Emuthi Dhuli (A Handful of Dust)
- 1967: Haazaar Phul (Thousands of Flowers)
- 1972: Nedekha Juir Dhowa (Smoke of an unseen fire)
- 1972: Obidha (Illegitimate)
- 1977: Naresh Maloti Aru (Naresh, Maloti and…)
- 1956: Popiya Tora (Falling Star)
- 1958: Andharor Are Are (Under the Shadow of Darkness)
- 1961: Triveni (Confluence of Three)
- 1963: Modaror Bedona (Grief of the Sunshine Tree)
- 1965: Haazaar Lokor Bhir (A crowd of thousands)
- 1972: Folklore of Assam
- In 1980, Das received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories Prithivir Oxukh.
- In 1994 Das received the Assam Valley Literary Award for his contribution to Assamese literature.
- Dutta, Amaresh (2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. 1. Sahitya Akademi. p. 869. ISBN 978-81-260-1803-1.
- "Assamese literature". India on web. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- Express News Service (January 2, 2001). "Assam Valley literary award for Assamese poet". Indian Express. Retrieved 3 February 2010.