Silchar, Sept 20: A two-day tiol semir on ‘The Nineteenth Century Bengal: A Capsule Survey’ organized by Dwijendra-Doli Memorial Library in collaboration with Centre for Bangladesh Studies, Assam University, concluded here today. The semir was organized to mark the 6th anniversary of the Library which is situated at Premtala of this town. The semir was iugurated by Dr Sanjib Bhattacharjee, Registrar, Assam University, on Monday at Gandhi Bhawan. The iugural session of the semir was graced by the presence of Taimur Raja Chodhury, president, Barak Banga, district committee, and Apurba nda Majumdar, advisor, Dwijendra-Doli Memorial Library. The semir was divided into various sessions.
A large number of research papers were presented by various research scholars, teachers, professors and submitted for publication in jourls. All paper presenters and delegates enlightened the audience by taking them through the anls of history of the nineteenth century Bengal. They spoke about the various aspects of literature and its implications on the society. Papers were presented on issues centring on culture, society, civilization, customs and conventions of the then times. The presenters threw ample light on novels, poetries, dramas, art and culture, music and painting of that period which elevated the society to newer heights.
Presenters from different states of north east region wrote in their papers, the prestigious history of Bengal and Bengal Reissance. A paper was also submitted on the influence of Europe and its culture on Indian art, culture and paintings. Another presenter wrote about the importance of Fort William College, Kolkata, which was established to train British officials in Indian languages. The changing human relations were highlighted in a paper and showed how times have changed so rapidly. The evils of ‘dowry’ and ‘sati daho pratha’ were also discussed by a presenter. A presenter spoke at length about Kavigan, which is a kind of Bengali folk where the poets perform and sing. His paper put forth the essence and aesthetic value associated with Kavigan. He enlightened the audience and said that most of the Kaviyals, one who sings Kavigan, were illiterate but they had a profound knowledge of the Puras and religious scriptures. He expressed his hope at the end of his presentation that Kavigan will not wipe off from the world.