The Sahitya Academy Award Given by Sunil Gangopadhya.
Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Borah

The Academy Award Winner Novelist

Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Borah (DJB) is considered as one of the most powerful voices on the contemporary literary scene of Assam. A novelist, historian, essayist, painter, intellectual and social scientist, Dr. Borah has published six major novels; four collections of short novels, one travelogue, three historical monographs, five collections of articles and three books on history. He also has published a book on Medieval Assamese History in English. He also writes regular coloumns on topics of contemporary concerns in social history in the leading newspapers of the state. He has been the editor of the widely circulated Assamese socio literary journal ‘Ajir Somoy’ for four years and at present is the editor of ‘Yaatra’ – the
journal of Assamese literature and culture – a quarterly magazine that publishes selections from Assamese literature in thier English translations.

Dr. Borah has been awarded the Prestigious Ambikagiri Raychoudhury award of Asom Sahitya Sabha for his novel ‘Kalantarar Gadya’ in 2001 and the SAHITYA AKADEMI Award (Assamese ) in 2009.
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বিতো&#Comment Date : 29-09-2016

 চাৰ মই অসম সাহিত্য সভাৰ আজীৱন সদস্য হ\'বলৈ ইচ্ছা কৰিছোঁ‌।পাৰিম নে?
MD Arif Hussain Comment Date : 19-08-2016

 Respected Sir, I wish that what I am going to say will be taken as a matter of grave concern and I seek guidance and way to approach this deep rooted problem. I am afraid to state that right from the temples of learning, the root place of development of a language and culture, I see that Assamese people have failed in just the roots. You might have observed that in all the education imparting institutions in Assam, DO NOT USE ASSAMESE in any of their formal certificates that are awarded to students, right from SEBA, AHSEC, Dibrugarh University, Gauhati University, Assam Medical College, Assam Engineering College, and various other. The culture is very strange when we compare Assam with any other state of India, or for that matter any prestigious institution in the world. No one, at least in the universities IGNORE THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE to the extent that institutions in Assam does. Sir, I wish to approach the authorities for this, but need your help and guidance as to how to overcome the red tapes and laziness of the officers in Government departments. Your help will be very valuable, waiting for your reply, Thanks a lot sir. Hope that this letter finds a concern from you.
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