Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya

Organized by Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya Memorial Trust

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Collection of Novels

Rajpathe Ringiai
Cinaki Suti
Kabar aru Phul
Eti Nisa
Tobo Aru Ida
Ranga Megh
Sarat Konwar
Munichunir Pohar
Kalar Humuniah
Phul Konwarar Pakhi-Ghora
Prem Aru Mrityu
Budhi Aaitar Poran


'Yaruingam' is considered to be one of Dr.Bhattacharyya's best and successful creations for which he attained a lot of prestige and praise. In 1961, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award for this novel. 'Yaruingam' is a Tangkhul(Naga) word. In Naga custom, a branched tree at the entrance of the house symbolises special status of the family. The author lived with the Tangkhul Nagar for many years and had a special feeling for them. The Nagas were tough and sturdy but actually they were soft within like a flower with incense which gave him a lot of pleasure. This is where Yaruingam was born. The story traces back to the time when Second World War was coming to an end and a few years prior to the independence of India when the Japanese troops were retreating from parts of Manipur and Naga hills. In the Japanese army, there was a Naga soldier, Vidashali of the Azad Hind Force of Subhas Chandra Bose. His idea was to fight against the British for independence of India. He also wished to separate Naga hills from India and make it a sovereign state. He was secretly busy forming an army with this idea in mind but there was another Naga leader, Rishang whose ideas were totally opposite to him. Rishang was influenced by the Christian missionaries and Gandhiji. His ideas were totally different from Vidashali. Rishang wanted to establish his ideas of love, peace, educations in the village. Hence the conflict between the two leaders is the backdrop of this wonderful novel.

Synopsis in Assamese

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