Oxom Xahityo Xobha

Asam Sahitya Sabha
Official logo of Asam Sahitya Sabha
Motto Chiro Senehi Mur Bhasa Jononi
(translation: My mother tongue - My eternal love)
(চিৰ চেনেহী মোৰ ভাষা জননী)
Formation December, 1917
Purpose/focus To promote the culture of Assam and Assamese literature
Headquarters Chandrakanta Handique Bhawan, Jorhat, Assam
Official languages Assamese
President Imran Shah[1]
Website asskaliaborsession.org

The Asam Sahitya Sabha (Assamese: অসম সাহিত্য সভা, Ôxôm Xahityô Xôbha or "Assam Literary Society") is a non Government, non profit, literary organisation of Assam. It was founded in December, 1917 in Assam, India to promote the culture of Assam and Assamese literature. Presently it has about one thousand branches all over Assam and also outside the state. The central office is at Jorhat, a city of historical importance. The branches and the district units also have their offices in their respective places.[2]


Till 1826 AD. Assam was ruled mainly by Ahom and Koch dynasties. In 1826, Assam came under the rule of the British, and in the process it had become a part of the political map of India. Of course Assam was always an integral part of the cultural map of India.

However, the history of modern Assam, modern Assamese language and literature and culture found their starting points in the early part of the 19th century. Since 1872 some efforts were made to build up some organisations to work for the development of Assamese language, literature and culture of the modern period.

Ôxôm Xahityô Xôbha was the final results of all those efforts. In 1917 it came into being. The first conference was held in the month of December 1917 under the presidentship of Padmanath Gohain Baruah, a big name in the history of modern Assamese literature. Sarat Chandra Goswami was the fist secretary of the Sabha.[3] Since then the annual conference, nowadays biennial, is held with great pomp and grandeur, and a writer of high reputation is elected to the presidency of the Society.

Sahitya Sabha festivals

The conference of the Asam Sahitya Sabha helds biennially. First conference of Asam Sahitya Sabha was held at Sivasagar, Assam. It become a big literary festival, unique in its character, which is attended by thousands of people. The writers of the state assemble, exchange their views and address the people.[4] Except regular biennially seasons in 2000 and 2002 special session was held at Jorhat and Kalgachia.[5] On 31 January, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th February of 2013 at Biswaratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samannay Khetra, Barpeta Road, an administrative circle of Barpeta District of Assam. The Sabha’s 2015 session will be held at Kaliabor, Nagaon.[1][6]

Asam Sahitya Sabha Patrika

Asam Sahitya Sabha Patrika (Assamese: অসম সাহিত্য সভা পত্ৰিকা; Ôxôm Xahityô Xôbha Pôtrika) is an official journal of the Asam Sahitya Sabha. The first issue was appeared in October, 1927. Chandradhar Barua was the founder editor of the journal.[7][8]


  1. To make all round development of the Assamese language, literature and the culture of the State.
  2. Publications of Dictionary, Research works, monographs on languages, literature, culture, tribes and races etc., books on literary criticism, complete works of the great writers of Assam etc.
  3. To enquire, collect and research on ancient literature of the State of Assam.
  4. To provide financial help to the deserving writers who cannot afford to publish their books and literature for financial stringency.
  5. To promote music, art and sculpture of the State.
  6. To bring out leaflets, pamphlets etc. in order to publicize the Assamese language and literature.
  7. To promote exchange plans and schemes between Literature and Culture.
  8. To do such work which helps in expanding development of Assamese Language, Literature and Culture.


Main article: List of Asam Sahitya Sabha Presidents

First president of Asam Sahitya Sabha was Padmanath Gohain Barua.

See also


External links

  • Asom Sahitya Sabha, A contemporary analysis at timesofassam.com website.
  • Video Clip of Chandra Kanta Handique Bhawan, Jorhat, Assam at ignca.nic.in.
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