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

The Academy Award Winner Novelist


Literary :

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.


(1) ‘JATIO PRASNA ARU ATMANIYANTRAN’ , The Nationality question and self Determination, in Assamese, Radient Impressions Guwahati, 1993. A theoretical study of the nationality question and self-determination as it historically evolved in the world stage with special reference to India and Assam.
(2) ‘O’ MOR SURIYA MAT’ – ‘ADHUNIK BHASA HISABE ASAMIYA BHASAR VIKASH’, the development of Assamese as a modern National language; in Assamese Student Stores, Panbazar, Guwahati, 1994 – A Social Linguistic Study of Development of Assamese Language.
(3) ‘MOAMORIA GANA-ABHYUTHAN’ , The Study of Moamoriya Peasants Uprising in Mediaval Assam – A Historical Study. In Assamese, Journal Emporium, Nalbari, Assam, 1983, Banalata 2001 (in 2 volumes) 1999.

(4) ‘PHARASI BIPLAV’ , A Historical Account of the French Revolution in Assamese; Shree Bhumi, Calcutta, 79, 1981, 2nd edition 93.
(5) ‘DWTIYA MAHASAMAR’ , A Historical Account of the Second World War in Assamese; Shree Bhumi, Calcutta, 79, 1985, 2nd edition 93.
(6) ROOS MAHABIPLAB , The Great Russian Revolution, ( 2 vol, a detailed history of Russia) Russian revolution and civil war with exhaustive commentary on art, culture, literature, political theory and practice – Student Stores, Guwahati 1999.

(7) ‘ITIHAS CHINTA’ Thought on History ( A collection of Articles on History of Assam – in Assamese); Jyoti Prakashan, Guwahati, 1998.
(8) ‘ANWAESHAN’- THE SEARCH – ( a collection of articles on socio-historical topics in Assamese); Shree Bhumi Publication, Calcutta 79, 1993.
(9) ‘SAMAKALIN TOKA BOHI’ , notes on the present times ( a collection of articles on tribal autonomy, history & other topics), Journal Emporium, Nalbari, 1993.
(10) ‘SANDHANAR KHYAN’ , A TIME FOR SEARCH – (a collection of articles on the contemporary issues as insurgency, tribal autonomy, literature and history – in Assamese), Banalata, Guwahati, 1993.
(11) POST MODERNISM ARU ANNANYA NIBONDHA , Post-Modernism and Other Essays, a collection of articles on post modernism – philosophical and literary trends along with other articles on literature, history and society.

(1) ‘KALANTARAR GODYA’ , A novel based on the insurgency situation of contemporary Assam – serialised in ‘Gariyoshee’ the literary Magazine in Assamese over last two years, published 1997, Student stories.
(2) TEJOR ANDHAR , Darkness under blood – A novel on the effect of insurgency on the common people, published by Jyoti Prakashan, Guwahati.
(3) ARTHA (Novel) A novel on the tragic consequences of violence on individual and social life and a search for a way of redemption of man – Student Stores Guwahati 2003.
(4) ‘BHOK’ , A collection of two novels in Assamese; Journal Emporium, Nalbari, 1987.
(5) ‘LOHA’ , A Historical Novel based on mediaeval iron industry of Assam, Student Stories, Guwahati, 1990.
(6) ‘YATRIK ARU ANNANYA’ , A collection of two novels in Assamese; Banalata, Guwahati, 1994.
(7) ‘VARNABODH’ , a novel in Assamese; Banalata, Guwahati.
(8) AJAK RANGEEN SARAI , (VOL.1) – A flock of colourful birds – collection of novels; Assam Book Depot.
(9) AJAK RANGEEN SARAI , (vol.2) – A flock of colourful birds – collection of novels; Assam Book Depot.
(10) ENGLISH – PEASANT REVOLT IN MEDIEVAL ASSAM – A study of the background and events of the Moamoria Peasant Uprising in Assam, Published by – Nort-East Foundation.
(11) KATHA RATNAKAR - A widely acclaimed novel based on the story and aspiration of the downtrodden Dalits of Assam - the Kaivartas. Publication of the novel is hailed as a major literary event of the state (2008).

(12) CHINA ADMIRELOR JAAL - ‘Nets of the Chinese Admiral’, A book, first of its kind, on travel - journalism in Assam that contains three sections - first section on Kerela, second section on Tibetian refugees and the third on Indian Muslims, Published by Banalata, Guwahati, 2004.

(1) Understanding Assam and the North-East; The administrator, vol. Xxxix Oct-Dec. 1994.
(2) Insurgency in the mainstream – A study of Assam presented in National Seminar on Insurgency organised by N.E. Center for Social Science Research, Shillong, July 1995.
(3) Social Alienation and tension in the North-East – presented in the seminar ‘Focus on North East’, India International Center, New Delhi, March 1995.
(4) Deconstruction of the Myth of Revolution and Social Reconstruction – A New look at the legacy of Mao-zedong (a presented at the U.G.C. Seminar at Dibrugarh University Deptt. of Political Science, 1995.
(5) Constitution Safeguards for the Indegenous People of Assam, Keynote address, Seminar at Shillong Club, Meghalaya 24.11.2001.
(6) Democratisation of instruments of Tribal Autonomy – A review of the functioning of the 6th schedule of the constitution. – Seminar at India International Center, New Delhi, 2002.
(7) Traditional institutions of self-governance. - (do)

1. A study of conductive disorders of heart with special reference to yellow oleander poisoning (Thevetia Nerrifolia, Juss) – Dr. D.J. Bora, 1982.
Thesis for M.D. Medicine (Gauhati University) 1982.
2. Clinical profile of chronic corpulmonale in hospitalized patients – A five years study 1977-88 - Prof. M.C. Bhuyan, Dr. D.J. Borah & Dr. A.K. Baruah, Guwahati 1982. Presented in Seminar of World Health Organisation (WHO) on control and management of chronic cor pulmonale, Guwahati, 1982. Published in book form seminar publications.
3. Clinical study of chronic corpulmonale in North Eastern India – Dr. D.J. Borah, Prof. M.C. Bhuyan, 1984. Presented in Seminer of second International Congress of Cardio Pulmonary Diseases Calcutta. East India chaples of chest physicians USA ,published in Seminars Journal.
4. A study of yellow oleander poisoning – Dr. D.J. Borah, 1984. Presented in Seminar of second International Congress of Cardio Pulmonary Diseases Calcutta. East India chaples of chest physicians USA, published in Seminars Journal.
5. Pattern of Ischaemic Heart Diseases in Assam – A five years clinical study 1974-1983 – Dr. M.C. Bhuyan, Dr. D.J. Borah, 1984. Presented in Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Regional Seminar, Dibrugarh, 1984, published in ICMR. J.
6. Cardic Effects of Yellow Oleander Poisoning – Dr. D.J. Borah, Dr. B. Choudhury, Dr. A.K. Bhattacharjee, Dr. M.C. Bhuyan, 1982. Presented in International Congress on Tropical Cardiology, Bombay. Published – Indian Heart Journal – Vol. 34, No. 5, Sept., Oct., 1982.
7. A Study of Acute Geomerulo Nephritis in North East India (A Clinical and Historical Study) – Dr. (Mrs.) N. Choudhury, Dr. D.J. Borah, 1984. Presented in Annual Conference of Association of Physicians if India, Madrass, 1982-84. Published in Journal of Association of Physicians of India (JAPI) Vol. 10, Jan., 1984 (AB)
8. Permanent pacemakers implantation by Blind Method Dr. M.C. Bhuyan, Dr. B.K. Das, Dr. A.K. Bhattacharjee, Dr. H.C. Kalita, Dr. B.C. Das, Dr. D.J. Borah. Presented in Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India, 1985, Guwahati. Published in Indian Heart Journal, Vol. 57, 1985 (AB).
9. Permanent Pacemaker Implantation by complete Blind Method – Dr. D.J. Borah, Dr. M.C. Bhuyan, Dr. B.K. Das, Dr. H.C. Kalita, 1986. Presented in Third National Conference on Cordiale Paceing and Electrophysiology, New Delhi, 1986. Published in Indian Heart Journal, 1986 (AB) and Seminar J.
10. Clinical Study of Mashroom poisioning – Dr. D.J. Borah, Dr. A. Rahman, 1978. Published in Journal -1, Assam Medical College AMCOL, Vol. XXX, 1977-78.
11. The Problem of Cardipmyopathics –Dr. D.J. Borah, 1979. Published in Assam Medical College, Vol. XXXI, 1978-79.
12. Carebrospinal fluid – Dr. D.J. Borah, 1977. Published in Journal of Assam Medical College, AMCOL, Vol. XXIX, 1976-77.
13. A review of Adjuvent Drug Therapy of Myocardial pump failure- Dr. D.J. Borah, 1981. Published in Journal of Gauhati Medical College, Vol-XIII, 1981-82.
14. A study of conductive disorders of heart following acute myocardial infarction – Dr. D.J. Borah, 1982. Published in Journal of Gauhati Medical College, Vol.-XIV, 1981-82.
15. Health care in India – Dr. D.J. Borah, 1976. Editorial in J. of Assam Medical College, AMCOL, 1974, 75, 76.
16. Dyspesis, its aetiological factors – Dr. D.J. Borah, 1970. Published in Journal of Assam Medical College, Vol. XXVII & VII, 1974, 75, 76.

i) Editor for the year 1974-75 and 1975-76 of the Journal (Scientific) of Assam Medical College, Vol. XXVII & VII 1974, 75, 76.
ii) Editor for the souvenir National Conference of Cardiological Society of India and Association of Cardio Vascular Surgeons of India, Guwahati. Also of Association of Physicians of India, Assam Chapter.

1. A Comparative Study of Quinine, Alpha-Beta Arteether Singly and in Complicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria.
2. Study of Hepatotoxicity in Tuberculosis Patients placed under Directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) Chemotherapy.
3. A clinical study of Acute Pancreatitis with special reference to Creative protein and Radiological Findings.
4. A comparative study of outcome of patients of Cerebral Hemorrhage managed in ICU setup and General ward
5. A clinical study of Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy in patients with type-2 Diabetes Mellitus.
6. A study of Efficacy and Tolerability of Thalidomide-Dexamethasone in patients with multiple Myeloma.
7. Pamidronate for the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis-A clinical Trial of drug efficacy.
8. A clinical study of Pulmonary Manifestations of Collagen vascullar diseases with special reference to HRCT findings.
9. A clinical study of Rheumatoid Arthritis with special reference to extra-articular manifestations.
10. A study of leflunomide in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
11. A comparative study of response to combination of Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine against combination of Methothexate, Hydroxychloroquine and leflunomide based on disease activity score 28 (DAS28) in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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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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