Nirupama Bargohain



22nd Aug 2011




Nirupama Bargohain was born in the year 1932 at Jorpukhuripar, Ujan Bajar, Guwahati. Her  father was Jadav Ch. Tamuli and mother Kashiswari Tamuli. Her father Jadab Tamuli was the head clerk to the Income Tax Officer. Mother Kashiswari was a housewife.


She had completed her initial schooling from Uzanbazar Balika Vidyalaya, which stands there at Uzanbazar even today in the same old building. Then she was admitted to the Panbazar Girls' High School and after studying there for one year she was shifted to Tarinicharan School which was at Uzanbazar then.


She was one of the proud members of the first batch of metric examinees of Gauhati University. At that time, the matriculation examination used to be conducted by Gauhati University itself. She had appeared for her I.Sc. (Intermediate Science) examination from Cotton College and graduated from the same college with honours in Education. She got letter marks in Sanskrit and History. It is interesting that her interest from one horizon to another. Having done her Intermediate with science, she graduated from arts stream. And in 1954 she did her MA in English from Calcutta University and in 1956 she did an M.A in Assamese.


Nirupama started her service life in Netaji Vidyapeeth at Pandu, Maligaon as a teacher. That was in 1956-57. Then Troilokyanath Goswami, renowned litteratteur of Assam and then principal of Nalbari College invited her, to join as a lecturer in Nalbari College. After one year of service, Nirupama went to Majuli with her husband and then they shifted to Chaygaon. She spent three years without any job. She had to live in one place and then in another as her husband had a transferable job and had to resign from her jobs at these places ultimately lending herself without any job. She also contributed three years' service in Lakhimpur College and Jorhat College.


She was joining as the sub-editor of the Saptahik Nilachal in the year 1968, on October 2. She is also a journalist and column writer.  


Nirupama Bargohain married to another noted writer-journalist of Assam, Homen Borgohain on March 12, 1958. She is mother of two sons, Anindya Borgohain and Pradipta Borgohain. Their son Pradipta Borgohain is also a writer and academic who teaches at the Gauhati University. Their elder son, Anindya, apart from working with a bank in the post of Manager of State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur in Rajasthan, is also a freelance writer in Assamese. The writer couple wrote a novel called Puwar Purobi Sandhyar Bibhash, which is the first and perhaps the only joint-novel written in Assamese. She separated from her husband in 1977.


Nirupama Bargohain won the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Abhijatri.


Her works:




Sei Nadi Nirabadhi (1967), Antahsooa (1965), Ejon Burha Manuh (1966), Dinar Pichat Din (1968), Hridoy Eta Nirjan Dwip (1970), Samanya Asamanya (1971), Puar Purabi Sandhyar Bibhas, Cactusor Ful (1971), Chinaki Achinaki, Anya Jivan (1987), Gosani Ai Gosani Ai (1987), Champavati (1990), Ekhan Shradhat Anandashru (1991), Abhijatri, Tini Kanya, Ekei Jon Ekei Beli, Nijor Pora Nilagat, Albamot Heroa Chobi, Sonali din Sonali Rati, Pakhi Ghuri Jai, Upanyas Sambhar 1(1999), Upanyas Sambhar 2 (2000), Songandha, Anya Dwip, Anya Dhon, Galpa aru Naika.


Short Story Collection:


Onek Akash, Jalachabi, Shunyatar Kavya, Epar Sipar, Jananir Sandhanat Ejon Deka Manuh, Khiriki Kashar Gosh, Saponar Pichat, Premor Babe Swapnar Babe, Nirbachita Galpa Sankalon, Akasoloi Dur Nahay, Nirupama Bargohair Shankalon, Jivan Aru Fantasy.


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