Axom Sahitya Sabha

The most important literary and cultural body devoted to uplift the Assamese language, literature and culture. Its first meeting and convention was held on 26th December, 1917, under the presidentship of Padmanath Gohain Bruah. At that time it was held under the banner of Sodou Axom Sahitya Sanmilani. On 5th May of 1924, it was registered as 'Axom Sahitya Sabha' and the earlier name was formally changed in 1944.

With its own constitution, emblem and song, 'Axom Sahitya Sabha' is a full-fledged organization, with yearly conventions in various parts of Assam (now the convention is held in a gap of two years). Till now there have been 69 conventions, and one president is elected for each of the convention. The presidents are of high rank who have contributed tremendously in the field of literature in Assam.

PRESIDENTS OF AXOM SAHITYA SABHA (1917-2011)
The following eminent persons in the literary and cultural life of Assam were elected of different annual/periodical sessions of the Asom Sahitya Sabha held at different places during the last ninety three years of its existence :

 

Sr. No Name Place Year

1

Padmanath Gohain Baruah

Sivasagar

1917

2

Chandradhar Baruah

Goalpara

1918

3

Kaliram Medhi

Barpeta

1919

4

Hemchandra Goswami

Tezpur

1920

5

Amritbhusan Deva Adhikari

Jorhat

1923

6

Kanaklal Baruah

Dibrugarh

1924

7

Lakshminath Bezbarua

Guwahati

1924

8

Rajanikanta Bardoloi

Nagaon

1925

9

Benudhar Rajkhowa

Dhubri

1926

10

Tarunram Phukan

Goalpara

1927

11

Kamalakanta Bhattachary

Jorhat

1929

12

Mofijuddin Ahmed Hazarika

Golaghat

1930

13

Nagendra Narayan Chaudhury

Sivasagar

1931

14

Jnyanadabhiram Barua

North Lakhimpur

1933

15

Ananda Chandra Agarwala

Mangaldoi

1934

16

Raghunath Chaudhari

Tezpur

1936

17

Krishnakanta Handique

Guwahati

1937

18

Maidul Islam Bora

Jorhat

1940

19

Nilamani Phukan

Sivasagar

1944

20

Nilamani Phukan

Dibrugarh

1947

21

Ambikagirl Raichoudhury

Mergherita

1950

22

Surya Kumar Bhuyan

Shillong

1953

23

Nalinibala Devi 

Jorhat

1955

24

Jatindranath Duarah

Guwahati

1955

25

Benudhar Sharma

Dhubri

1956

26

Padmadhar Chaliha

Tinsukia

1958

27

Atul Chandra Hazarika

Nagaon

1959

28

Trailokya Nath Goswami

Mirza, Palasbari

1960

29

Trailokya Nath Goswami

Goalpara

1961

30

Ratnakanta Barkakoti

Nazira

1963

31

Mitradev Mahanta

Digboi

1964

32

Dimbeswar Neog

Nalbari

1965

33

Binanda Chandra Baruah

North Lakhimpur

1966

34

Nakul Chandra Bhuyan

Dibrugarh

1967

35

Jnyananath Bora

Tezpur

1968

36

Ananda Chandra Barua

Barpeta

1969

37

Upendranath Lekharu

Dhing

1970

38

Tirthanath Sharma

Makum

1971

39

Hem Barua

Dhubri

1972

40

Giridhar Sarma

Rangia

1973

41

Maheswar Neog

Mangaldoi

1974

42

Satyendranath Sarma

Titabar

1975

43

Jajneswar Sharma

Tihu

1976

44

Sayed Abdul Malik

Abhayapuri

1977

45

Prasannalal Choudhuri

Golaghat

1978

46

Atul Chandra Barua

Sualkuchi

1979

47

Jatindranth Goswami

Raha

1980

48

Situanath Brahmachaudhuri

Tinsukia

1981

49

Sitanath Brahmachaudhuri

Diphu

1982

50

Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya

Bongaigaon

1983

51

Jogesh Das

Bihpuria

1985

52

Biren Barkataki

Kampur

1986

53

Mahendra Bora

Pathsala

1987

54

Kirtinath Hazarika

Hailakandi

1988

55

Mohim Bora

Doomdooma

1989

56

Navakanta Baruah

Biswanath Chariali

1990

57

Nirmalprabha Bardoloi

Dudhnoi

1991

58

Lakshyadhar Choudhury

Goreswar

1992

59

Bhupen Hazarika

Sivasagar

1993

60

Lila Gogoi

Morigaon

1994

61

Hitesh Deka

Sarthebari

1995

62

Lakshminandan Bora

Bokakhat

1996

63

Nagen Saikia

Bilasipara

1997

64

Nagen Siakia

Hawraghat

1998

65

Chandraprasad Saikia*

Hajo

1999

66

Chandraprasad Saikia**

Jorhat

2000

67

Homen Borgohain

Dibrugarh

2001

68

Homen Borgohain**

Kalgachia

2002

69

Birendranath Dutta

North Lakhimpur

2003

70

Birendranath Dutta**

Hojai

2004

71

Kanaksen Deka

Sipajahr

2005

72

Kanaksen Deka**

Belsor

2006

73

Kanaksen Deka

Chapar

2007

74

Kanaksen Deka**

Dakhanpat

2008

75

Rangbong Terang

Dhemaji

2009

76

Rangbong Terang**

Baithalangsu

2010

77

Rangbong Terang**

Dergaon

2011

 

*From 1999 the convention is held in a gap of two years. The tenure of the President is also for two years.
**In 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2010 special session was held accordingly at Jorhat, Kalgachia, Hogaji, Belsor, Dakhanpat & Baithalangsu.

Besides publishing books, encyclopaedias etc. of immense importance, the 'Sabha' also conducts the teaching of the Assamese language for the non-Assamese people.

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