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A Living Bridge in the Field of Culture and Literature of Assam: Prof. Geeta Upadhyay

A Living Bridge in the Field of Culture and Literature of Assam: Prof. Geeta Upadhyay

Dr. Dhundi Raj Upadhyaya (Raj)                                                                                                                                           Gamiripal, Jamugurihat , Sonitpur (Assam)

From the beginning of mankind, woman occupies a vital role in the whole spheres of life. The first component of our society is home and where woman plays a great role as a mother and she is the first preceptor of her child. A woman plays an important role not only in building a society but in the well establishment of culture and literature too. The tradition of our nation has been placing a woman in a great position from the ancient to till date, because of her relinquishment and active involvement in our society. The life of a human begins from her/his home, where the mother plays a significant role in upbringing her child. There is no doubt that a mother is the first and the best Guru of a child. So, Maharshi (Sage) Manu says that, our culture and tradition places the mother before the father and a teacher, i.e.,                                                                                                                                                                                 उपाध्यायान्दशाचार्य आचार्याणां शतं पिता ।                                                                                                                                                          सहस्रं तु पितृन्माता गौरवेणातिरिच्यते।। Manusmṛti 2.145

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धुवाँहरुको म्याराथन जुलुस - The Marathon Rally of Smokes'

The Marathon Rally of Smokes'

Uttar Khairbari, Madarihat, Dooars, West Bengal

 

I am seeing a rally of smokes’

Covering the sky itself

They are speeding fast

And draping us in black shadows

 

By the foul smell of human flesh

And

The cries of humans

The floor is weeping silently

Indistinctly weeping

Is humankind!

 

Those who enter the Parliament

Today having entered in every tiny bit

Have hollowed it all

The country

And us!!

 

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A Short Introduction to : ‘Glimpses of Nepali Literature and Culture’

A Short Introduction to : ‘Glimpses of Nepali Literature and Culture’

Anjan Baskota, Freelance Journalist, Author,                                                                                                                                                         Sootea, Biswanath, Assam

Introduction:

Title of the book: Glimpses of Nepali Literature and Culture

Name of the author: Gyan Bahadur Chhetry

Name of the Publisher: Oriental Publication Pvt. Ltd, Kathmandu

Edition: 2020 (First)

Price: 250 INR.

Genre:  Critical Essays (in English)

About the author:

Gyan Bahadur Chhetry is a prominent critic from Tezpur, Assam. He has many books to his credit. They include Avalokan (Nepali 2016, criticism), Sahitya Akademi Puraskar Vijeta Nepali Sahityakar (Nepali, 2000), Sarjak Ra Srijana (Nepali, 2010, criticism), Sagarmathako Deshma (Nepali, 2018), Nepali Sahityat Ebhumuki (Assamese, 2010), Phulam Gamocha Aru Anyanya Rachana (Assamese, 2016). G.B.Chhetry is a prolific writer who has equal reach in English, Assamese, Nepali and in Hindi languages. He has already served as an advisory member of the Nepali language for Sahitya Akademi for two consecutive terms. A recipient of Sahitya Akademi translation award for his translation work ‘Khoji’ in 2016. Sri Chhetry is a known translator. His translation works cover Manpareka Katha (Nepali, 2003), MailoChadar (Nepali, 2010), Khoji (Nepali, 2010). And Glimpses of Nepali Literature and Culture is his first published book in the English language.                                                                                                                                                    

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Unexpected female child as a factor of population growth

    Unexpected female child :  

as a factor of population growth

         Dr. Chavan Kumar Sarmah

          Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics,

          B.H. College, Howly, Barpeta, Assam, India 

          E-Mail: sarmahchavan@rediffmail.com.

     

 

“The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power of earth to produce subsistence for the man as the population is growing geometrically while the resources to support it are growing arithmetically”.  - Thomas Robert Malthus.

Rising population in our country was once considered to be an asset when there was a need for more hands to take part in various fields. But this boon has now turned out to be a bane because the country’s population has touched the danger mark. Population grows as a result of reproductive activity and hence females are the actual proprietor of a new birth. Every moment additions are being made to the population by new births and each year’s addition to Indian population is equal to the entire population of Australia.

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Assam and the Nepalese in Assam

Assam and the Nepalese in Assam

Dr. Chavan Kr. Sarmah

Assistant Professor, B.H. College, Howly, Barpeta

 

Assam is one of the beautiful and attractive tourist and settlement destinations of the nation. The state of Assam is rich in its natural beauty, resources and in the ethnic cultural diversities. Varieties of ethnic communities, integrated cultural and religious diversities are the essence of the beautifulness of the state. Nepalese also known as Gorkhali or Gorkhas is one of the largest and most colorful ethnic communities of the state Assam. It is a very diverse community that includes people of Aryan, Mongolian and Tibetan origin. There are number of sub-communities namely Brahmans, Chetry, Rai, Limbo, Newar, Magar, Sherpa, Gurungs, Tamang, Kami, Domai, Dhami etc. which have distinct culture, customs and different languages but they all identify themselves as Nepali or Gorkhali and speak Nepali language. Though the Nepalese speak Nepali a language of Indo-Aryan family they use Assamese as a lingua franca.

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THOSE GOLDEN DAYS

THOSE GOLDEN DAYS

 

“We don't remember days, we remember moments.”        --Cesare Paverse.

     Debashree Konwar, Class:X

     Saint Francis De Sales School,

     Dhemaji, Assam

 

Some experiences are worth having in life. They make us realize that life indeed is dynamic and vibrant. National Children Science Congress 2019 was such an incredible expedition form. Written in those are the stories, words can never fully explain. The 10 days schedule started on 21st December 2019, when I arrived Guwahati. The initial days were spent on rigorous mentoring sessions and in getting to know my teammates better. Due to certain inconveniences we had to stay in Guwahati for 2 days more.                                                                                            

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Education, Result, Job and Life

   

 

 

Education, Result, Job and Life

Chintamoni Chamlagain

Laimekuri HSSchool

Laimekuri, Dhemaji, Assam

 

Rainy season in India is the season of school results too. It is in this season that the results of two important examinations, namely classes ten and twelve, that pave the careers of students, are declared. Students are flamboyant and thrilled to step in a new institution for higher education in a new atmosphere after the results and the parents are exuberant either. T.V. screens display the jubilant countenance of promising students. They fill news paper pages; columnists pen down analytical essays in series on youngsters and education, the role of  parents, teachers and the society in children's learning. Institutions celebrate their students' victory with pomp and circumstance. Parents begin nurturing their expectations more vigorously and add new dimension to their dreams.         Admission counters of colleges are thronged with busy huge congregation and floors are bustled with rat-races. There's comfort in commotions everywhere. Successful candidates are much talked about. Unsuccessful children, on the other hand, are lost in oblivion, ignored and uncared. The society forgets to realize that the results of mere an examination can neither determine the fate of a student nor can it be a measuring rod to gauge the genius of a student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE ACCIDENT

                                                        THE ACCIDENT 

  

Chintamoni Chamlagain

Laimekuri HSSchool

Laimekuri, Dhemaji, Assam

 

 

  

It was 12th November, 2020. The time was twelve (noon). A plan to go to Dibrugarh that day had already been made. But I didn't want to miss my classes either. So I accomplished my duty in early hours and freed myself for the day. After my class I drove back home with a halt at Simen Chapori for 10 to 15 minutes to sip a cup of coffee (an activity turning into a habit of late) at the bakery-cum-coffee house. There was plenty of time in my hand as we were supposed to set out to Dibrugarh after 1:30 and it would take only half an hour for me to reach home (Silapathar) even if I drove at 60km/h.

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समय चक्र Time Cycle

समय चक्र                   Time Cycle

(A Translated poem from Nepali to English)

Original by : Bilok Sharma

Translated by : Shivam Sharma Kharel

 

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MARTYR OF THE SOIL: MANBAR NATH

 

 Dr. Hari Prasad Baruah

  Mrs Kalpana Agarwala Baruah

 Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam

"These deaths, injuries, humiliations and atrocities are the price of liberty, a price a country is asked to pay for its desire to be free. Our people know that and therefore they are determined as never before to do or die. Untold miseries may be heaped on our people but the caravan of India goes on to its destined goal -independence full and undiluted."

 - GOPINATH BARDOLOI

 

 

 

 

 

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An introduction to ‘Puratan Prabha’

Anjan Baskota

                                                                                           Sootea, Biswanath, Assam, India

Introduction:

Name of the Book: Puratan Prabha

Name of the author: Dr. Dhundi Raj Upadhyaya

Name of the publisher: Bagamrit Sanskrit Sahitya Samiti

Genre: Article collection in Nepali

Year of publication: 2020

Available: May contact: 91-8638082147.

About the author:

Dr. Dhundiraj Upadhyaya was born on December 12, 1987 at Gamiripal; Jamugurihat under Sonitpur district of Assam. He is the youngest son of Late Khemraj Upadhyaya and Buddhimati Devi. He has started his literary carrier with publication of Nepali one act drama collection ‘Yatra’ in 2008. Dr. Dhundiraj has published five books so far namely ‘Sath Bibhuti’ (collection of essays in English, 2014), ‘Mishrabatika’ (collection of multilingual essays, 2015), ‘Madhuram’ (collection of multilingual essays, 2017), ‘Basundhara Tum Ho Ananya’ (collection of translated Hindi poems, 2019). Dr. Upadhyaya has edited various research based magazines and journals till the date. His well-known edited magazines include ‘Gyandarshika’, ‘Pragya’, ‘Bagamrit’, ‘Baibhav’ etc. Dr. Dhundi is a multilingual writer who writes equally in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Nepali and Assamese language. He was conferred PhD degree by the Assam University; Silchar for his thesis ‘Student code of conduct in Smriti literature with special reference to the Manusamhita: Contemporary relevance’ in 2017.

                                                                                                                   

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Looking for Oxygen

We are presently living in a critical world. The whole earth seems to be pale with jaundiced look and is hankering after comfort which looks rare.
 Yes, we are talking about our ailing planet. Earth is now gradually transformed into a garbage dumping ground where inferior things are dumped everyday without  taking or caring others concerns. We look like plastic men, since morning till night, we can't think of doing our tasks without touching plastics and polythenes.