The 175-year-old Assamese Magazine ‘Orunodoy‘ to be exhibited in Mahabahu Brahmaputra Heritage Centre by the Nanda Talukdar Foundation for 3 months from December 1, for the first time in the history of the state.
Statement by organizer
Nanda Talukdar Foundation Secretary Mrinal Talukdar stated, “The exhibition shall be there for three months starting from December 1, 2021, to Feb 28, 2022, and I wish every Assamese see this historic piece and pride of Assamese heritage.”
About the exhibition
The exhibition is co-organized by the Nanda Talukdar Foundation and the GMDA, and it is the first time in the history that Orunodoy will be displayed anywhere in the globe. A few copies are held in the British Museum in London, Oxford University Library, Oxford Cambridge University Library, and the National Library in Kolkata.
Orunodoy was the first Assamese language Magazine which was published in the district of Sibsagar in Assam in the year 1886. Instead of copying vocabulary from other languages, the magazine took the initiative to invent the Assamese dialect. The journal was a big success as it acted as the door to modern literacy in Assam.