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Ankush Bhuyan
Jyotiprasad Agarwala was born in 1903 to Kironmoyee and Paramananda Agarwala in Tamulbari, Assam. This was a time when momentous developments were taking place throughout the sociopolitical landscape of India. The freedom struggle against the British control of India was growing in strength.…
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Dr Radha Das
Jyotiprasad Agarwala was born in 1903 to Kironmoyee and Paramananda Agarwala in Tamulbari, Assam. This was a time when momentous developments were taking place throughout the sociopolitical landscape of India. The freedom struggle against the British control of India was growing in strength.…
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Gaurav Rajkhowa
Introduction Poet, playwright, music composer and political activist, Jyotiprasad Agarwala (1903–51) is widely regarded as one of the brightest lights in the firmament of Assamese cultural nationalism. He left behind a corpus of over 300 songs set to self-composed melodies, popularly referred to as…
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Aparna Sharma
Introduction and Concerns Few cinemas in the world can claim that the first film in their history focused on a woman protagonist, depicted in politically assertive terms. Assamese cinema commands this distinction. The film in question is a freedom fighter and cultural pioneer Jyotiprasad Agarwala’s…
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Anirban Kapil Baishya
The name of Jyotiprasad Agarwala is intrinsically linked to the artistic milieu of modern Assam. An accomplished author, playwright, essayist and musician, Agarwala was the archetypal Renaissance man of twentieth-century Assam. Despite his many talents, it is perhaps for his cinematic achievements…
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Ankush Bhuyan
Ankush Bhuyan (AB): Tell us a little about yourself and your childhood. Satyashree Das (SD): When we were very young, we lost our parents, so we grew up with our uncles in Tezpur. We were with father for five years in Tamulbari, and I have vivid memories from those times. It was by the end of 1945…
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Ankush Bhuyan
Professor Choudhury is also an educationist, a published author, poet, orator and actor who has contributed widely in the field of arts and culture in Assam. Ankush Bhuyan (AB): Sir, when was your introduction to Jyotiprasad Agarwala? Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury (AC): It was through recitation of…
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मनीष कुमार जैसल (Manish Kumar Jaisal)
    बिहार से ताल्लुक रखने वाले डॉ. भारती वर्तमान समय में मध्य भारत के अलावा पूर्वोत्तर की कला संस्कृति, समाज और सिनेमा पर गहरी रुचि और गहन अध्ययन-अध्यापन के लिए जाने जाते हैं। पिछले 30 वर्षों से इस क्षेत्र से जुड़े डॉ भारती बीते तीन साल ईस्ट जोनल कल्चरल सेंटर, कोलकाता, के डायरेक्टर रहे और अभी हाल…
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मनीष कुमार जैसल (Manish Kumar Jaisal)
मणिपुर अपनी समृद्ध ऐतिहासिक विरासत, संस्कृति, परम्पराओं, वेषभूषा व खान-पान के अलावा अपनी सिने संस्कृति के लिए भी जाना जाता है। भारत के पूर्वोत्तर में स्थित राज्य मणिपुर में सिनेमा को आए 98 वर्ष के क़रीब हो चुके हैं। मेईति भाषा मणिपुर की आधिकारिक भाषा है,यह मणिपुर से सटे राज्य असम,त्रिपुरा और…
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मनीष कुमार जैसल (Manish Kumar Jaisal)
असमिया फिल्म ‘मिशन चाइना’ की असम के बाहर व्यावसायिक सफ़लता और साथ ही एक अन्य असमिया फिल्म ‘विलेज रॉकस्टार’ का भारत की ऑस्कर एंट्री के लिये चुना जाना इंगित करता है कि तरफ़ असमिया फ़िल्में असम से बाहर के दर्शकों की तरफ़ बढ़ रही हैं तो वहीं पुरस्कारों की होड़ में भी ये पीछे नहीं हैं। असम के फ़िल्मी…
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