Month: June 2017

Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad

Jyotiprasad Agarwala, the doyen of Assamese culture was conferred the popular title Rupkonwar (Prince of beauty) by poet Anandachandra Barua in 1938. It was a befitting title for an artist who had so much of aesthetic sense that people found the word ‘beauty’ synonymous with him. He had a normal feature, a lean and thin …

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Bishnu Prasad Rabha : A neglected genius

Bishnu Prasad Rabha lived in a tumultuous time, when the country was at the height of freedom movement. He was an active participant in that movement. He became so serious in this struggle for freedom that he dedicated his entire life to it. He did not mean freedom to be one-dimensional; it was not freedom …

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Mahapurusha Madhavadeva

Madhavadeva’s father Govinda Bhuyan was an accountant of Pratap Rai, the king of Banduka, presently in Rangpur district of Bangladesh. Forefather of Govinda had earlier migrated from Kannauj along with other Bhuyans. Govinda married a girl named Anuchita in Banduka. Anuchita died at an early age leaving an infant son, Damodar. When Damodar grew up, Govinda …

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