Rajanikanta Bordoloi

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Rajanikanta Bordoloi
Rajani Kanta Bordoloi.jpg
Born (1867-11-24)24 November 1867
Guwahati, Assam
Died 25 March 1940(1940-03-25) (aged 72)[1]
Guwahati, Assam
Pen name Upanyash Samrat
(king of novel)
Occupation Writer, sub-deputy collector, tea planter
Language Assamese
Nationality Indian
Notable works Miri Jiyori (1894)[2]

Rajanikanta Bordoloi (Assamese: ৰজনীকান্ত বৰদলৈ) was a noted writer, journalist and tea planter from Assam, India. He was one of the pioneers of the romantic movement in Assamese literature and is popularly known in Assamese literary society as Upanyash Samrat (king of novels) as he laid the foundation of Assamese fictional literature by writing many novels based on the history of Assam.[3] [4] Some critics called him the Walter Scott of Assam.[4][5] He was President of the Asam Sahitya Sabha in 1925 which was held at Nagaon.[6]

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Novels[7]

  1. Miri Jiyori (1894)[8]
  2. Manomoti(1900),
  3. Rahdoi Ligiri (1930),
  4. Nirmal Bhakat (1927),
  5. Tamreswar Mandir (1926)
  6. Rangilee (1925)
  7. Donduadrah (1909),
  8. (1925)
  9. Thamba-Thoibir Sadhu (1932)

He was a regular contributor to many leading magazines in that period such as Junaki, Banhi, Usha, Assam Hitoishi and Awahon. He also edited a monthly magazine called Pradipika.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Authors". enajori.com. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Nalini Natarajan; Emmanuel Sampath Nelson (1996). Handbook of Twentieth Century Literatures of India. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-0-313-28778-7. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Meenakshi Mukherjee (2002). Early Novels in India. Sahitya Akademi. pp. 19–. ISBN 978-81-260-1342-5. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Babul Tamuli (23 March 2009). "Remembering Rajani Kanta Bordoloi". Assamtribune.com. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Back to Home". Indianwriters.org. 21 May 1972. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Assam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Vedanti.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rajanikanta Bordoloi". Vedanti.com. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Welcome to Muse India". Museindia.com. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

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