Lecture on 'Evolution of the Assamese Script' organized by North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous)
“A systematic study and research on the history of Assamese script can give us clue to a still unveiled treasure of the history of the Assamese civilization.
'Systematic research on history of Assamese script can give clue to still unveiled treasure of Assamese civilization'
LAKHIMPUR: "A systematic study and research on the history of Assamese script can give us clue to a still unveiled treasure of the history of the Assamese civilization. We have still been satisfied with the information, provided by other scholars, researchers about us, by accepting them to be the ultimate ones due to our inferiority complex which grew in us under the 200 year-long rule of the British," said Bhaskar Bordoloi, a noted script researcher in Lakhimpur.
Bordoloi said so while delivering a lecture on a topic– 'The Evolution of the Assamese Script', organized by the Department of Assamese, North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous) as part of its intellectual programmes.
During his deliberation, Bordoloi presented various examples of ancient inscriptions in the Assamese language on stone plates and copper plates through audio-visual media. "The Assamese script is much more older than several Idian Scripts. Various undefeated kings and royal dynasties of Assam have left several evidences of the Assamese Script in different places of the nation after conquering them," Bordoloi asserted. He further explained about the initiatives undertaken by him and his associate researchers in order to establish the ancientry of the Assamese Script.
The lecture event was chaired by Dr. Arabinda Rajkhowa, the Head of the Department of Assamese, North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous), a noted columnist and a critic of the Assamese literature. "Though the reserch works on the Assamese community and language, done in the past by the non-Assamese scholars and researchers, are the primary base of our research, we should conduct study and research on our own history minutely with newness," Dr Rajkhowa said from the chair.
He called upon the upcoming generations to analyze the thoughts presented by researcher Bhaskar Bordoloi during his deliberation. Associate Professor Dr. Dhanaranjan Kalita, Assistant Professors Dr Dhiraj Pator, Munmi Dutta also took part in the lecture event.