Homen Borgohain

Homen Borgohain (7 December 1932 – 12 May 2021) was an Assamese author and journalist. He was awarded the 1978 Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese language for his novel Pita Putra.[1] He was also the President of Assam Sahitya Sabha from 2001 to 2002.[2]

Homen Borgohain
Homen-bgn.jpg
Native name
হোমেন বৰগোহাঞি
Born7 December 1932
Dhakuakhana, Assam, India
Died12 May 2021(2021-05-12) (aged 88)
Guwahati, Assam
OccupationCivil Servant,Author, Journalist, Poet, Editor.
NationalityIndian
GenreAssamese literature
Notable worksPita-Putra, Atmanusandhan, Matsyagandha, Dhumuha aru Ramdhenu', 'সাউদৰ পুতেকে নাও মেলি যায় (Xaudor puteke nau maeli jaai)'
Website
Official Website

Despite his rural upbringing, Borgohain also addressed issues of urban life in his writing. In the early phase of his life Borgohain led an almost bohemian existence and the reflection of that particular life can be visualised in many of his early stories. He later became editor for a variety of publications. He also wrote several novels, short stories, and poems.

LifeEdit

Born in a small village in Dhakuakhana, Lakhimpur,[3] Borgohain went to Guwahati after completing matriculation from Dibrugarh Govt. Boys' Higher Secondary School and joined Cotton College for higher studies. He married Nirupama Tamuli, famous in Assam as Nirupama Borgohain : one of the most popular writers of her generation and an exponent of early feminist writings in Assam. The writer couple wrote a novel called Puwar Purobi Sandhyar Bibhash, which is the first and perhaps the only joint-novel written in Assamese.

Borgohain first edited an Assamese weekly newspaper Nilachal and later he edited the weekly Nagarik. Afterwards, he served as a senior staff member of Bangali daily newspaper Ajkal. Borgohain's editorial articles in Nilachal and Nagarik are edited by Dr. R. Sabhapandit and published in two volumes in Assamese.

From 2003 to 2015, he was the editor in chief of Assamese daily Amar Asom; he then worked as the editor in chief of another daily Niyomiya Barta from 2015 until his death.[4]

He returned his Sahitya Academy award in 2015 in protest against the lack of tolerance being created at the Indian society.[5][6] He died on 12 May 2021 at the age of 88 due to complications from COVID-19.[7]

NovelsEdit

  • সাওদৰ পুতেকে নাও মেলি যায় (Saudor Puteke Nau Meli Jay)
  • হালধীয়া চৰায়ে বাও ধান খায় (Halodhiya Soraye Baudhan Khai)
  • অস্তৰাগ (Astarag)
  • পিতা পুত্ৰ (Pita Putra)
  • তিমিৰ তীৰ্থ (Timir Tirtha)
  • কুশীলৱ (Kushilab)
  • এদিনৰ ডায়েৰি (Edinar Diary)
  • বিষন্নতা (Bisannata)
  • নিসংগতা (Nisongota)
  • সুবালা (Subala)[8]
  • মৎস্যগন্ধা (Matshyagandhaa)

AutobiographyEdit

  • আত্মানুসন্ধান (Atmanuxandhan)
  • মোৰ সাংবাদিক জীৱন (Mur Xangbadik Jiwan)
  • ধুমুহা আৰু ৰামধেনু (Dhumuha Aru Ramdhenu)
  • মোৰ হৃদয় এখন যুদ্ধক্ষেত্ৰ (Mur Hridoy Ekhon Judhyokhetro)

Non-fictionEdit

  • গদ্যৰ সাধনা (Gadyar Sadhana)
  • মানুহ হোৱাৰ গৌৰৱ (Manuh Huwar Gourov)
  • প্ৰজ্ঞাৰ সাধনা (Progyar Sadhana)
  • উচ্চাকাংক্ষা (Ucchakangsha)

Editor of newspapers and magazinesEdit

  1. Aamar Asom
  2. Axom Bani
  3. Nilachal
  4. Xutradhar
  5. Nagorik
  6. Xatxori
  7. Niyomia Barta

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Awards 1955–2007 Archived 13 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine Sahitya Akademi Official website.
  2. ^ "List of Asam Sahitya Sabha presidents". Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  3. ^ Desk, Digital (12 May 2021). "Breaking: Eminent litterateur, journalist Homen Borgohain no more » News Live TV » Assam". News Live TV. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  4. ^ Agarwala, Tola (13 May 2021). "Days after testing negative, renowned Assamese litterateur Homen Borgohain dies at 88". Indian Express.
  5. ^ "Assam's Homen Borgohain to Return Sahitya Akademi Award". NDTV.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Punjab to Assam: Writer returns her Padma Shri, another his Akademi". The Indian Express. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  7. ^ NewsDesk (12 May 2021). "Sahitya Akademi awardee Homen Borgohain passes away". The News Mill. Retrieved 12 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Authors - enajori.com". enajori.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  9. ^ "হোমেন বৰগোহাঞিক 'মৎসেন্দ্ৰ নাথ বঁটা' প্ৰদান". glpublications. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.

External LinksEdit