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First Anglo Assamese Dictionary Hemkosh (অসমীয়া অভিধান হেমকোষ): The prestigious Guinness Book of World Records has officially recognized Southasia’s first braille version of the Assamese dictionary, “Hemkosh,” as the highest-selling bilingual Braille dictionary.

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Late Hemchandra Baruah edited it in the nineteenth century, making it the first Assamese dictionary, “Hemkosh,” in the late nineteenth century.

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It was released four years after he died. The ensuing versions, of the word reference, were distributed by the following generations of his family, especially from the fourth release to the fourteenth version, which was arranged and altered by Hemkosh Pran Debananda Baruah, the father of Jayanta Baruah.


Shri Jayanta Baruah, the grandson of the Late Hemchandra Baruah, conceptualized and released the Braille edition of ‘Hemkosh’ in an effort to carry on the ‘Hemkosh’ heritage. This copy of ‘Hemkosh’ contains roughly 10,000 pages spread across more than 15 volumes.

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This Braille version of Hemkosh is the first full-language Braille dictionary after Oxford.
Last year, the phrase was also officially introduced to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

The occasion was also attended by Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

First Anglo Assamese Dictionary Hemkosh Price:

HEMKOSHA ASSAMESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY BY HEM CHANDRA BARUA হেমকোষ অভিধান অসমীয়া-ইংৰাজী অভিধান (OTHERS). ₹ 800.00 ₹ 780.00.

Hemchandra Barua’s Contribution in Assamese Dictionary Hemkosh

In 1836, Hemchandra Barua was born in Sibsagar. His father, Muktaram Barua, whom he lost as a child, raised him under the supervision of his uncle. Uncle Lakhinath Barua worked for the Sibsagar Deputy Commissioner. Hemchandra had grown up and joined the same office, where he met Captain Brodie, the then-D.C. of Sibsagar. With the assistance of Christian missionaries, Captain Brodie taught him the English language and culture.

He subsequently joined the ‘Arunodoi’ group, the first Assamese magazine, and began learning the Assamese language, alphabet, scripts, and so on. He was gifted and determined to achieve his objectives. That is why every Assamese remembers all of his masterpieces to this day.

In 1859, he published his first book, ‘Axomiya Byakaran’ (Assamese grammar). He published ‘Adipath’ in 1873. Then came ‘Pathmala,’ followed by ‘Axomiya loraar byakaran (Grammaer for Assamese children)’ in 1886. All of these works were accepted as school textbooks and approved by the British government. He authored ‘Porhaxaliya Abhidhaan’ (School Dictionary) in 1892.

His most famous accomplishment, however, was the first Assamese-English dictionary, ‘Hemkosh,’ which was released after his death in 1900. This dictionary is not only a source of pride for Assamese people, but it also serves as the foundation of the Assamese language to this day.




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