Kamalakanta Bhattacharya (Assam)

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Kamalakanta Bhattacharya
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Born23 December 1853
Gorehagi, Biswanath Chariali, Sonitpur, Assam
Died18 December 1936
Guwahati, Assam

Kamalakanta Bhattacharya (Assamese: কমলাকান্ত ভট্টাচাৰ্য্য; 1853 - 1936) was a prominent essayist and poet belonged to the Oronodoi era of Assamese literature. He was born in 23 December 1853 in Gorehagi village, Biswanath Chariali, Sonitpur district, Assam. He was popularly known as 'Agnikobi' (অগ্নিকবি).[1] Politically, he was strongly nationalistic. He opposed the introduction of Bengali as the official language of Assam in 1871. At the annual meeting of the Indian National Congress in 1886 in Calcutta, he participated as a delegate for Assam. In 1929 he sat as Secretary General of the Organization Culture Asam Sahitya Sabha ago. He was also the president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha in 1929 held at Jorhat district, Assam.[2] He campaigned for the abolition of the box security regulations and promoted the education of women. He also participated in the swadeshi movement in 1905-06.[3]

Literary works[edit]

  • Manat mor para Katha (autobiography)
  • Chintanala ("The Fire of Thoughts", a collection of poems, 1870)[4]
  • Chinta Tarangini ("The Stream of Thought Waves", a collection of poems, 1933)[5]
  • Ashtabakrar Atmajivani
  • Ashtabakra (poetry)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "culture". Sonitpur.gov.in. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Asam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Vedanti.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ Brahmo Samaj and North-East India - Dipankar Banerjee - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 2006. ISBN 9788179751763. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ Assamese Literature - S. N. Sharma - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 1976. ISBN 9783447017367. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  5. ^ A History of Indian Literature 1911-1956: Struggle for Freedom: Triumph and ... - Sisir Kumar Das - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 1991. ISBN 9788172017989. Retrieved 15 May 2013.

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