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Hemchandra Goswami (Assamese: হেমচন্দ্ৰ গোস্বামী; 1872–1928) was an eminent writer, poet, historian, teacher and a linguist from Assam in the early part of modern Assamese literature. He was the fourth president of the Asom Sahitya Sabha in 1920 held at Tezpur.[1] He retired as Extra Assistant Commissioner in the British Assam.

Hemchandra Goswami
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Born (1872-01-08)January 8, 1872
Golaghat district, Assam
Died May 2, 1928(1928-05-02) (aged 47)
Guwahati, Assam
Occupation Administrative officer, writer, poet, historian
Language Assamese
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Presidency college, Calcutta

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Literacy worksEdit

Goswami published the first Assamese dictionary, Hemkosh by Hemchandra Barua with the help of Colonel Gordon in 1900. Some of his other works include Asamiya sahityar chaneki,[2] Phular Saki (The Bunch of Flowers, 1907), which contains the first sonnet in Assamese — 'Priyatamar Sithi' (A letter from the beloved),[3] Kako am hiya nibilao etc. 'Katha Gita' (Gita in Prose) of Bhattadev was edited by him in 1918.[4] which contains the first sonnet in Assamese — 'Priyatamar Cithi' (A letter from the beloved)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Assam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  2. ^ Assamese Literature - S. N. Sharma - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  3. ^ Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology: Plays and prose - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  4. ^ Encyclopaedia of North-East India: Assam - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 

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