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Language: Assamese

  • Apr 05, 2012
  • 12:11 PM

Students queue up for degree in Assamese

Gaurav Das / The Times of India
GUWAHATI: The number of applicants pursuing PhD in Assamese at Gauhati University has increased significantly owing to positive prospects at a time when the language was believed to be losing sheen among the youth.
  • Jan 12, 2012
  • 02:06 PM

Call to promote Assamese language

The Assam Tribune
The Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha today gave a clarion call to the Assamese writers not to sing a sad and pessimistic tune in respect of the future of the Assamese language in particular and the great Assamese community in general.
  • Dec 14, 2011
  • 06:11 PM

Inter-language translation project taken up

Assam Tribune
GUWAHATI, Dec 13 – A massive inter-language translation exercise has brought to light an enviably rich treasure trove of children’s literature of the NE region that has remained obscured so far. The venture has been undertaken jointly by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and city-based voluntary organisation Anwesha.
  • Aug 22, 2011
  • 11:04 PM

Call to implement Assam Official Language Act

Assam Tribune
GUWAHATI, Aug 18 – The Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha, in its meeting held today, urged the Government of Assam to take effective steps for full implementation of the Assam Official Language Act, 1960 in a manner as enjoined upon by the Act.
  • Aug 04, 2011
  • 11:49 PM

Asam Sahitya Sabha threatens fast

Calcutta Telegraph
Guwahati, Aug. 1: Office-bearers of Asam Sahitya Sabha, including its president Rong Bong Terang, will hold a fast-unto-death from October 2 if the state government does not take appropriate measures for proper implementation of the Assam Official Language Act.
  • Jul 20, 2011
  • 09:54 AM

Experts question roots of ‘modern’ Assamese - Reprint of Nathan Brown’s original 1848 grammar creates flutter in the state’s literary circles

Smita Bhattacharyya / Calcutta Telegraph
Jorhat, July 18: The reprint of Rev. Nathan Brown’s Grammatical Notices of the Assamese Language (1848), released on July 9, has revealed the multiple “surgeries” and distortions the simpler original Assamese orthography has undergone during its Sanskritisation.
  • Jul 13, 2011
  • 12:52 AM

Dictionary reprint for simpler Assamese

Smita Bhattacharyya / Calcutta Telegraph
Jorhat, July 6: In a bid to add teeth to his argument for making the Assamese language simpler, Debavrata Sarma, chief editor of the dictionary Asomiya Jatiya Abhidhan, is set to reprint the original text of the Grammatical Notices of Asamese Language, published in 1848 by American Baptist missionary Rev. Nathan Brown.
  • Jun 25, 2011
  • 09:41 PM

Jorhat hosts language workshop - Sabha vows to work for growth of Assamese

Calcutta Telegraph
Jorhat, June 24: The Asam Sahitya Sabha made a commitment to work for the preservation, growth and propagation of the Assamese language and to bring uniformity in spelling, grammar and compound letters at a five-day national workshop and seminar that got under way here today.
  • May 30, 2011
  • 03:03 PM

Lakhimpur to get language research centre

Times of India
Asom Sahitya Sabha will soon take a step ahead in furthering the cause of local languages with the inauguration of a new study and research centre at Bihpuria in Lakhimpur on June 1 this year. The centre, which is named after Lumber Dai, the noted litterateur from Arunachal Pradesh, will facilitate detailed studies on regional languages, mainly Assamese and other ethnic languages and dialects of the region.