Travel Literature of Prafulladatta Goswami: An Analytical Study

Authors : Dr. Prafulla Kumar Nath; Upen Deka

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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Travel literature is an inevitable genre of world literature. In Assamese literature too, travel literature enjoys a pivotal role. In 15th century, Saint Shrimanta Sankardeva travelled twice and recorded in Assamese Sarita Puthi (book of Sarita) of 17th century. Tripura Buranji (History of Tripura) written in 18th century is primarily a travelogue. But, those works can’t be attributed with the term of travel literature in true sense. Towards the end of 19th century, a few literary articles on travel experience were published. These articles contribute a little to the development of Assamese Travel literature. In true sense, Assamese travel literature gained importance after the Independence of India and slowly but gradually it enlarges its volume. Hem Baruah makes Assamese Travel literature more prolific and flamboyant with his creative genius. Later on, writers like Birinchi Kumar Baruah, Prafulladatta Goswami, Soyod Abdul Malik, Birendra Kumar Bhattacharjjyya, Hemanga Bisawas, Nabakanta Baruah, Dr. Nagen Saikia, Dr. Lakshminandan Borah, Gautam Prasad Baruah enrich Assamese travel literature with their contributions. During the 20th century, Prafulladatta Goswami plays a pivotal role to give shape of Assamese travel literature from modern perspective. This Research Paper tries to shed light on the contributions of Prafulladatta Goswami towards Assamese travel literature.

Keywords : Prafulladatta Goswami, Assamese Travel Literature, Hem Baruah, 20th Century Scenario.


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