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Raghunath Choudhary

Raghunath Choudhary is the name which comes among the pioneers in the Assamese poetic world.

Raghunath Choudhary

Raghunath Choudhary was in born in a small village, laopara , in Kamrup district in 1879. He got some high school education in Guwahati and after that he started working as a teacher for few days. But he left the job soon and then went back to cultivation. During this period he started his poetic creations.

Choudhary's first poem was published in 'Jonaki' magazine. He contributed many poem books to assamese literature. Among them the most famous are - Xaadori(1910), Keteki(1918), Kaarbala(1923), Dohikatara(1931), Navamallika(1958). He was editor to few magazines like 'Jayanti'(1936-38), 'Surabhi'(1940, 1942-44), 'Moina', a children's magazine,(1923). He was also sub-editor of 'Jonaki' for sometime.

Choudhary's poetry ranges from different tastes to different context. SOmtimes his thoughts are very much contradictory. Some poems expresses his love towards nature, his sensitvity towards beauty. But in some others he expresses typical Indian philosophy of detachment from the materialistic world. There are many poems that bear various tragedies. Some of them reflect his hopeful childhood. His modern romanticism had a touch of classical beauty. He is unanimously one of the greatest poet of the 'Jonaki' era.

This great poet of Assam died in 1967.

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