Essay On Lakshminath Bezbaruah – My Favorite Writer

Sometimes students are given to write an essay on their favorite writer. It requires a very deep about the writer that he or she is going to write the essay on. Without proper knowledge this type of essay or biographical essay is meaningless. Here is a little help to write an essay on the topic “My Favorite writer”. Also, this a biographical essay on Lakshminath Bezbaruah in more than 500 words. This essay is for all level of students. At the same time writing an essay on Lakshminath Bezbaruah is very common in SEBA (Assam Schools).

Essay On Lakshminath Bezbaruah - My Favorite Writer

Writing an Essay on Lakhminath Bezbaruah or My Favorite Writer

The following essay include the following topic-

  • Introduction to “My Favorite Writer” – Lakshminath Bezbaruah
  • His life
  • His Achievement and Contribution
  • Conclusion of the Essay on Lakshminath Bezbaruah

Introduction:

Lakshminath Bezbaruah is my favorite writer. He was a versatile writer who adored everything that he wrote with the stamp of his literary genius. He wrote dramas, poems, short stories, essays, biographical as well as religious treatises, and one novel. In the process, he not only created a literature of a very high order but laid a solid foundation for the growth of modern Assamese literature. In fact, Lakshminath Bezbaruah may be called the father of modem Assamese literature.

Life of Lakshminath Bezbaruah:

Lakshminath Bezbaruah was the son of Dinanath Bezbaruah who first worked as a family physician under the Ahom King Purander Singha and then under the British rulers of Assam as a Munsiff and later as a Deputy Collector. He was born on the Lakshmi Puja day in November 1868, in a boat in which his parents were traveling from Nagaon to Barpeta on transfer. He passed his Entrance examination from Sibsagar Government High School. As there was no scope for collegiate education in Assam in those days, Lakshminath had to go to Calcutta for higher education. He took his B.A. Degree from City College, Calcutta. He also studied Law and the Master of Arts course but did not sit for the final examination. He was offered the post of Munsiff on many occasions. But he opted for the independent life of a businessman.

He joined Bholanath Barooah, the famous Assamese timber, and cotton merchant of those days, in his venture as a businessman. Latex started his independent firm and shifted his place to Sambalpur in Orissa. However, his success as a businessman was very limited. Meanwhile, Lakshminath was married to Prajnasundari Devi of the famous Tagore family of Calcutta. It is to be noted that Bezbaruah spent almost all his life outside Assam, but his absence from his native province only sharpened his love for Assam and the Assamese language. He was pained to see that the prominence of the Bengali language and literature was rendering the state of Assamese language and literature precarious. He took up the cudgels as it were, to fight this danger to the Assamese language and with single-minded devotion, he went on writing in the language. This earned him the appellation “Sahityarathi” ( the literary crusader). To the great delight of the people of Assam. Bezbaruah returned to Assam on a couple of occasions to preside over sessions of the Assam Sahitya Sabha. His death at Dibrugarh on 26th March 1938, was a fitting end to a man who loved Assam and the Assamese language so much.

Contribution to Assamese Literature:

Lakshminath Bezbaruah contributed richly to every aspect of Assamese literature. He wrote historical as well as satirical plays such as Chakradvaj Singha, Joymati, Belimar, Litikoi, Nomal, Pachani, etc. He exposed the evils of Assamese society through his witty and humorous essays which were published as Kripabar-Baruar Kakatar Topola and Kripabar Baruar Bhabar Burburani. Kodamkali is a collection of his poems and Padumkunwari is the only novel that he wrote. It is in the hands of Lakshminath Bezbaruah that the Assamese short story took a firm and definite shape. He also collected Assamese folk tales and published them in two volumes as Burhi Air Sadhu and Kakadeuta Aru Natilora. His studies in the Vaishnava religion and literature inspired him to write the biographies of Srimanta Sankardeva and Madhavdeva and the religious treatise Tattvakatha. He even wrote textbooks in Assamese so that the Assamese language could grow in every way. Last, but not least, Bezbrauah, edited an important monthly named Banhi which was instrumental in creating a new epoch in Assamese literature.

Conclusion:

Bezbaruah wrote in an inimitable style. He displayed a humbling sense of humor in his writings for which he was given the title ‘Rasaraj’ (the king of humor). He made his readers laugh and realize their follies at the same time. His satires, though biting at times, speak of the noble soul that he was. No praise can be too high for such a great patriot and writer.

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