Assamese Non-fictions you should read once in life.

1 .Asimat Jar Heral Hima : অসীমত যাৰ হেৰাল সীমা) literally: Who lost Their Limit in Infinity)

 is an Assamese Novel written by Bhubanmohan Baruah under the Pen name of Kanchan Baruah. The first edition of this book was released on 15 July 1945. Kohinoor Theatre, a group of mobile theatre of Assam staged it in 2008. The novel is one of the literary gems of Assamese language.The novel is a tale of love, a tale of friendship and a tale of re- incarnation. This book has continued to amaze people till date.The novel seems addictive as for the audiences and you won’t feel how time flies by once you start reading. This novel is a gem in assamese literature.

2.Deolangkhui (The Divine Sword)

Rita Chowdhury‘s book unveils some important aspects of then-contemporary Tiwa society and a series of their customs and traditions. The novel is based on historical evidence of then Tiwa kingdom, but the protagonist is the royal lady Chandraprabha, queen of Pratapchandra. The book is a detailed account of the time of then Assam. It is full of romance, conflict, betrayal, aggression and loyalty. The novel can be read as a fantastic story, as a historical novel, or as an epic.Deo Langkhui brought its author the Sahitya Akademi Award for Assamese, by the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters.

3.Mereng- Anuradha Sharma Pujari

The experience of reading this Assamese novel is great, for its lucid language, the light on unknown areas of the history of Assam, lesser known facts about the formation of Assamese as a nation, description of Assamese society and so on. The author has great control over the language which is clear from the line of control she maintains throughout the novel. As readers we feel  that Mereng writer has never tried to cash in on explicit    description of otherwise potential situations where it was but natural to do so for for a writer trying to grab market. Lover and sensuality is very so aesthetically presented that it seems to be the writer’s responsibility to guard privacy of her characters.  Well, this is well expected from a writer of her stature.

By-Monalisa Gogoi