Dimbeswar Neog

Article: “Dimbeswar Neog: Researcher Extraordinaire”


  • Dimbeswar Neog (1899-1966) was an eminent writer and a critic of Assamese literature. He was one of the pioneers of Assamese literature and language and authored many books.
  • Dimbeswar Neog was the president of 32nd session of the Asom Sahitya Sabha in Nalbari in the year 1965. He was also selected to be the General Secretary of Assam Chatra Sanmelan and remained in that post from the year 1921 to 1924.
  • During this period, he edited the mouthpiece of Chatra Sanmelan ‘Janmabhumi’ and ‘Milan’. Dimbeswar Neog started his literary career while he was a school student. He went on to pen many books and melodious songs. 
  • His popular poetry books include ‘Malika’, ‘Sofura’, ‘Thupitora’, ‘Matali Indradhenu’, ‘Mukuta’, ‘Manuha’, ‘Meghadoot’, ‘Asoma’, ‘Bichitra’, ‘Suwanee’ and ‘Bhogjora’ among others.
  • His books include ‘Swdhidan’, ‘Marur Nijara’, ‘Saundarya Sadhaka’, ‘Prathama Prayasa’, ‘Banhir Amiya’ and ‘Omar Darsan’ among others.
  • He also wrote and published one novel titled ‘Gaone-Nagare’ which was a social novel published in the year 1960. His written dramas include ‘Sisuleela’, ‘Kundila Nagara’, ‘Kamrupa’ and a story book named ‘Deepawali’.
  • Dimbeswar Neog was also a historian. He had traced the full history of the Assamese language in his remarkable book ‘New light on history of Assamese literature’.