Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti

Role of Thâns and Sattras in spreading education

The Thâns and Sattras have played a crucial role in shaping the Assamese society. This institution created by Srimanta Sankaradeva in the medieval era helped Assam and the Assamese in getting modernised, in getting rid of medieval evils. One of these activities carried out by the Thâns and Sattras included the crucial task of spreading …

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Taking Srimanta Sankaradeva to global arena

I have always considered Srimanta Sankaradeva as my role model. His multi-faceted contributions fascinate me. Our socio-cuItural lives are permeated by his influence even now. I feel proud that he was born in Assam. But very little was known about him outside Assam till some time ago. It has therefore been my endeavour to let …

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Srimanta Sankaradeva : the pioneer of feminism

It is generally assumed that the English philosopher, John Locke (1632-1704) introduced the concept of feminism in 1689 AD. Locke opposed patriarchal rule and the God-given right of kings. But his theories did not extend to the sphere of home. He believed that women were naturally and voluntarily subservient to their respective fathers and husbands. …

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Phulaguri uprising : the first peasant movement in the Indian freedom movement

Assam has always contributed in different manners to the socio-cultural and political life of the Indian nation, but all these contributions have most often remained unobserved, unnoticed by the national intelligentsia. It is the same with the freedom movement also. Assam had her due share in the freedom movement, where the country fought to a …

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