Author & Academician

Mainly involved in Sankaradeva studies, I have a Physics and Economics background. I am exploring Srimanta Sankaradeva’s different aspects and trying to take his message globally.

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Spiritual Humanist Srimanta Sankaradeva

with Assamese diaspora of USA

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It was a tumultous time. Assam in medieval period saw the worst sufferings of humanity. Ethnic groups were fighting among themselves. Dignity of lives were lost. Security of lives were simply absent. Priests imposed numerous rituals upon people and extorted them. Rulers were oblivious of their subjects’ woes. It was such a time when a reformer appeared on the scene. He was Srimanta Sankaradeva who redeemed people from the darkness. He preached devotion to lord Krishna in his new Vaishnavite order ‘Eka Sarana Nama Dharma’. This new order welcomed people from all castes, bringing about a social revolution.

THE REDEEMER authored by me is the first English novel on the life of Srimanta Sankaradeva. It brings alive the tumultous time that the saint litterateur lived in. I believe that the truthfully constructed narrative presents an interesting reading on the multi-faceted activities by the maestro, who composed songs, dances etc. It was Srimanta Sankaradeva who created the Sattriya dance. He was the first playwright in modern Indian languages. His epic play ‘Chihna-Yatra’ enacted at Bardowa in 1468 AD launched drop-scene for the first time. It was his Ankiya style of plays that led to the emergence of other play forms in different places.

The novel depicts the sufferings of the medieval saint, who was persecuted by feudal kings for his egalitarian activities. He lost his son-in-law, but did not swerve from his path. His creation, NAMGHAR is a social institution which survives till date and keeps the people of Assam in a peaceful united manner. THE REDEEMER brings alive the life of the great creator Srimanta Sankaradeva. I am sure you will like it. The link for procuring it from Amazon is given on the left.

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Blogs

In memory of Narayan Chandra Goswami

In memory of Narayan Chandra Goswami

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On September 10, 2020

I have known Sattradhikar Narayan Chandra Goswami for about twenty five years. It started with a disinformation campaign by some Chaitanyaites who were writing articles that Srimanta Sankaradeva had taken ideas from

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Spiritual humanist Srimanta Sankaradeva

Spiritual humanist Srimanta Sankaradeva

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On August 1, 2020

Srimanta Sankaradeva was a great polymath, who contributed in numerous disciplines. He created a new religious order named Eka Sharana Nāma Dharma, which had many distinctive features. He was not only a

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Philosophy of Eka Sarana Nāma Dharma embedded in Madhavadeva’s Nāmghoshā

Philosophy of Eka Sarana Nāma Dharma embedded in Madhavadeva’s Nāmghoshā

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On June 18, 2020

Mahapurusha Madhavadeva’s Nām-Ghoshā is such a book that is at the same time collection of sweet hymns as well as a series of profound philosophical theories of Vivartanavāda pertaining to the Eka

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Discourse analysis of Srimanta Sankaradeva’s Kirttana-Ghoshā

Discourse analysis of Srimanta Sankaradeva’s Kirttana-Ghoshā

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On May 15, 2020

Kirttana-Ghoshā is the magnum opus of Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568), the medieval saint litterateur from Assam. Discourse analysis of this classical treatise is a challenging task. It is because discourses are sequences of

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Ankiya Play and Bhaona of Srimanta Sankaradeva

Ankiya Play and Bhaona of Srimanta Sankaradeva

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On March 10, 2020

Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568 AD) was a leading playwright of Assam as well as India. He set several world records as a playwright and director. His maiden play Chihna yatra launched the movement

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Than & Sattra institution : a living heritage of Sankaradeva legacy   

Than & Sattra institution : a living heritage of Sankaradeva legacy  

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On January 13, 2020

  The Thân or Sattra institution is a living heritage bequeathed to the posterity by Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449 AD - 1568 AD). Unlike most heritages, which are long dead, the Thân or

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Common socio-economic perspectives of Srimanta Sankaradeva and Guru Nanak

Common socio-economic perspectives of Srimanta Sankaradeva and Guru Nanak

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On November 10, 2019

  The holy land of Bharatavarsha, a wider concept than the present-day India, has seen emergence of many saints and reformers over the milleniums. But there have been very few who have

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Analysis of the Thân or Sattra institution from the perspective of Economics and Political Science

Analysis of the Thân or Sattra institution from the perspective of Economics and Political Science

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On October 25, 2019

Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568 AD) was an unprecedented genius in the annals of world history, as he contributed many original works to the humanity. His creations are now parts of our common heritage.

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Swami Vivekananda’s thought about society

Swami Vivekananda’s thought about society

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On January 26, 2019

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was such a person who spent his entire time for the people, both in India and abroad. His life was for the society. He followed the ideology of his

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Aesthatics of Srimanta Sankaradeva

Aesthatics of Srimanta Sankaradeva

Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
On September 24, 2018

Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568), the founder of the Vaishnavite order Eka Sarana Nāma Dharma was a multi-faceted person whose works had different dimensions. In spite of being a religious preceptor, he included aesthetic

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