Jogesh Das

Jogesh Das (Assamese: যোগেশ দাস; 1 April 1927 – 9 September 1999) was an Indian short-story writer and novelist from Assam. He was born in 1927.[1][2] He won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his book Prithivir Oxukh.[2] He is also associated with many cultural organization including the Asom Sahitya Sabha.[1]

Jogesh Das
Born1 April 1927
Lakhimpur Assam
Died9 September 1999
OccupationWriter, Journalist, Lecturer
Alma materGauhati University
Period1953 - present
Notable worksPrithivir Axukh
Daawor Aru Nai
Notable awards1980: Sahitya Akademi Award
1994: Assam Valley Literary Award

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Education and careerEdit

Das was the first Sonowal Kachari who was elected as a president in Asom Sahitya Sabha.[1] Das completed his MA in Assamese literature from Gauhati University in 1953 and then started working as a journalist.[citation needed]

As a writerEdit

Das emerged as a fiction writer in the early fifties. He has written short stories and novels with equal distinction. His first novel is Kolpotuwar Mrityu published in 1953. His second novel Daawor aru nai in 1955 established him as a powerful novelist. This book has been translated into all other major Indian language by National Book Trust.[1] His short-story collection Prithivir Oxukh brought him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award.[2] His "Folklore of Assam" which was originally in English and then in other Indian language, is a simple and comprehensive book on Assamese folklore.[1]

Literary worksEdit

Some of his notable works are:[1]


  • 1953: Kolpotuwar Mrityu (Death of Kolpotuwa)
  • 1955: Daawor aaru naai (No more cloud is there)
  • 1959: Jonakir Jui (Flame of the Firefly)
  • 1963: Nirupai-Nirupai (Helpless... Helpless)
  • 1965: Emuthi Dhuli (A Handful of Dust)
  • 1967: Haazaar Phul (Thousands of Flowers)
  • 1972: Nedekha Juir Dhowa (Smoke of an unseen fire)
  • 1972: Obidha (Illegitimate)
  • 1977: Naresh Maloti Aru (Naresh, Maloti and...)

Story booksEdit

  • 1956: Popiya Tora (Falling Star)
  • 1958: Andharor Are Are (Under the Shadow of Darkness)
  • 1961: Triveni (Confluence of Three)
  • 1963: Modaror Bedona (Grief of the Sunshine Tree)
  • 1965: Haazaar Lokor Bhir (A crowd of thousands)

English booksEdit

  • 1972: Folklore of Assam


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f Dutta, Amaresh (2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. 1. Sahitya Akademi. p. 869. ISBN 978-81-260-1803-1.
  2. ^ a b c d "Assamese literature". India on web. Archived from the original on 24 February 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  3. ^ Express News Service (2 January 2001). "Assam Valley literary award for Assamese poet". Indian Express. Retrieved 3 February 2010.