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Homen Borgohain Birthday: Homen Borgohain was an Assamese author and journalist (7 December 1932 to 12 May 2021) who received the 1978 Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese. From 2001 to 2002, he was also the President of the Assam Sahitya Sabha.

He perused, authored, and evidenced life in that setting. He always seemed at ease with himself, calm, cool, and incredibly composed.

Despite his rural upbringing, Borgohain’s writing addressed urban issues. Borgohain led an almost bohemian existence in his early years, and the reflection of that life can be seen in many of his early stories. He later worked as an editor for a number of publications. He also published a number of novels, short stories, and poems.

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From 2003 to 2015, he was the editor-in-chief of the Assamese daily Amar Asom; from 2015 until his death, he was the editor-in-chief of another daily, Niyomiya Barta.

In 2015, he returned his Sahitya Academy award in protest of the lack of tolerance in Indian society. He died on May 12, 2021, at the age of 88, as a result of COVID-19 complications.


Top 5 Books of Homen Borgohain:

Borgohain published his first novel Suwala in 1962, which told the story of a simple village girl who comes to a city in search of a better life but ends up in prostitution due to social and economic issues. Tantrik, his second novel, was published in 1967, and it dealt with the values of mysticism.

  1. সাওদৰ পুতেকে নাও মেলি যায় (Xaudor Puteke Nau Meli Zay)

সাওদৰ পুতেকে নাও মেলি যায় (Xaudor Puteke Nau Meli Zay)

2. হালধীয়া চৰায়ে বাও ধান খায় (Halodhiya Soraye Bau Dhan Khay) 

2. হালধীয়া চৰায়ে বাও ধান খায় (Halodhiya Soraye Bau Dhan Khay) 

The eminent author won the Sahitya Academy Award in 1978 for his novel Pita Putra, which tells the story of two generations during a time of rapid change in rural Assam. This is one of the most well-known and well-accepted Assamese novels. He later received the Asom Sahitya Sabha’s Nilamoni Phukan Award and the Assam Valley Literary Award.

3. পিতা পুত্ৰ (Pita Putro):

3. পিতা পুত্ৰ (Pita Putro):

4. সুবালা (Xubala):


Borgohain successfully dug up the veiled passions and desires of humans and was able to eloquently express their feelings. With a perfect combination of style and subject matter, his work illuminates the dark areas of the mind and smears life with incredible simplicity. Despite the fact that he wrote several controversial and inspiring novels, including Subala, Timirtirtha, Pita Putra, and Kushilab, his works examine the existence of man in all of its complexities.

5. আত্মানুসন্ধান (Atmanuxondhan)

আত্মানুসন্ধান (Atmanuxondhan)

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