Dimbeswar Neog (1899–1966) was a famous Assamese poet, writer and critic of Assamese literature. He was the president of Asom Sahitya Sabha’s 32nd Nalbari session. Dimbeswar Neog is popularly known as the Indradhenu Poet in Assamese literature.
Dimbeswar Neog was born in 1899 in Kamarfadia village of Sibsagar district, Assam. He was the eldest child to Manik Chandra Neog and Chandra Prabha. His early education began at his local school. After matriculation, he went to Guwahati and got enrolled in the Cotton College. In 1924, Neog earned his bachelor degree from Cotton College. In 1925, he joined Sibsagar Government School as a teacher. Dimbeswar Neog tied the knot in 1930. He retied as principal of Jorhat Normal College.
Neog started his literary career as a student in 1914. He created most of his works during the stay in Cotton College. He was elected as the General Secretary of Assam Chatra Sanmelan and edited their mouthpeiece Janmabhumi and Milan. In his lifetime, Dimbeswar Neog authored around 100 books. He became the president of 32nd session of Asam Sahitya Sabha held at Nalbari, Assam in 1965. Neog is best known as a critic of Assamese literature.
Dimbeswar Neog died in the year 1966.
Works of Dimbeswar Neog:
Poetry: Malika (1921), Safura (1923), Thupitora (1925), Malati, Bihuwoti (1929), Indradhanu (1929), Mukuta (1932), Thapona (1948), Meghdoot (Translation, 1940), Axoma, Bichitra (1948), Swohidaan, Rahasya Logori, Xuwoni, Manuh (1965)
Novel: Gaone-Nagare, Sisuleela, Kundila Nagara
Folk literature: Banhi, Putoli, Bhogjora, Dohali, Parijat, Moni Konwar, Kachon Konwari, Phool Konwar, Postula Konwari, Namoti, Dakor Boson Vedor Baani, Rohrohi, Pani Mithoi, Bonbenu etc.
Drama: Deepawali, Krishna Leela, Madan Bhasma, Kamrup, Ras Kriya, Kundil Konwari, Okaal Basanta
Critic work: New Light on the History of Assamese Literature, The Origin and Growth of the Axomiya Language, A Light coming through wall of Assamese Literature – Kirtan Ghosa, Light on Assamese Literature, Prativa, Kavya, Katha- Prativa, Modern History of Assamese Literature, Studies on Assamese Literature
Religion and faith: Jagat Guru Sankardev, JugoNayak Sankardev, Mahapurusism, Vaisnava Dharmar Atiguri, Vaisnava Dharmar Kramavistar, Vaisnava Dharmara Bhaktitatva, Naradiya Bhoktisutra and Mahapurusiasm – a Universal Religion
Assams.Info - The Assam Information Portal