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New edition of Dekabaruah’s lexicon
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 JORHAT, April 13 – Remembering Jaduram Dekabaruah on his 213th birth anniversary on Saturday at Jatiya Bhawan here, publication house Asom Jatiya Prakash released a new edition of his first Assamese modern dictionary which was preserved in the British Library for decades.

England-based Dr Raktim Ranjan Sarma and Rini Kakoty took the initiative for finding out the dictionary in the British Library and later handed over it to Jatiya Prakash for the new publication.

According to the editor of the new edition, Dr Debabrata Sarma, the dictionary includes 20,000 words of ten different languages of indigenous communities of the Northeast.

“This was the first Assamese modern dictionary which represented the languages of ten different communities. So we invited representatives of these ten communities to release it here,” said Dr Sarma.

Recounting the memory of Jaduram Dekabaruah, a representative of the publishing house said that the new edition will help the linguists and the readers to understand the origin of the words and their proper applicability in the modern day conversation and literature.

Professor Madan Sarma, Professor Pradip Sarkar, Dr Promod Neog, Dr Lokesh Boro and many other dignitaries were present at the function held on the occasion.

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