Sunday, October 27, 2019

First in Assam : Language and Literature

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A compilation regarding First in Assam or first Assamese in the field of Assamese Language and Literature


1. First Assamese romantic poem: Bon Kunwori by Chandra Kumar Agarwala
2. First Assamese sonnet: Priyotomar Sithi by Hemchandra Goswami
3. First Assamese language magazine: Orunodoi or Aroonudai (1846)
4. First editor of Arunudoi: Dr. Nathan Brown
5. First Assamese language social play: Ram Navami by Gunabhiram Barua (1857)
6. First Assamese to win Sahitya Akademi award: Jatindranath Dowara for his book Bon Phul (poetry), 1955
7. First Assamese Newspaper: Dainik Batori (1935)
8. First Assamese novel/ historical: Bhanumoti by Padmanath Gohain Baruah (1890)
9. First president of Assam Sahitya Sabha: Padmanath Gohain Baruah
10. First literary pensioner of Assam: Padmanath Gohain Baruah
11. First Assamese Short story collection: Surabhi by Lakshminath Bezbaruah.
12. First Assamese to received Jnanpith Award: Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
13. First Assamese translator of the Ramayana: Madhab Kandali
14. First printed book in Assamese language: Dharma Pustak by Aatmaram Sarma (1813)
15. First Assamese prose composition: Katha-Gita by Bhattadeva
16. First modern biography in Assamese: "Anandaram Dhekial Phukanor Jiwon Sorit" by Gunabhiram Baruah (1880)
17. First Assamese play to be broadcast over All India Radio: Been Bairagi by Prafulla Chandra Baruah (1935)
18. First Assamese travelogue: Switzerland Bhraman by Birinchi Kumar Baruah (1948)
19. First thesis written on the Assamese language: Assamese: It's formation and development by Dr. Banikanta Kakoti (1940)
20. First Assamese Novel/ modern: Mirijiyori by Rajanikanta Bordoloi (1894)

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