Lakshminath Bezbaroa was a powerful representative of the creative and intellectual resurgence of modern India. His was the Assamese version of resurgence of emotions, thoughts and imagination that sprouted and bloomed in different parts of India during the nineteenth century. His works represented the contemporary modern Assamese mind through which streamed forth a reawakening … [Read more...]
Krishna Dulal Barua
Krishna Dulal Barua has been consistently translating poems, short- stories and literary articles from Assamese to English. His ‘Selected poems of Nilmani Phookan’ published by the Sahitya Akademi appeared in 2007.He received the Katha Award for translation in 2005.
Of the soul-stirring melodies that have become indispensable constituents of Assamese culture, the ones that evoke an immediate atmosphere of tenderness and pathos, emerged from the wistful vocal efflorescence of Tariquddin Ahmed. The early twentieth century saw, along with the consciousness for language, a rich sense of cultural reawakening instilled into the hearts of the … [Read more...]
The sequel to the rich musical tradition of Assam in the modern period, pioneered primarily by Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla, rested, besides the judicious use of the raga-base, on exquisite fusions of Assamese folk and Indian classical elements with subtle doses of Western strains. Quite a number of notable musical personalities strove selflessly to add a newer and lasting … [Read more...]