The Journal

Anandam, Journal of Anundoram Borooah Institute of Language, Art and Culture, Assam

Anandam Journal of Anundoram Borooah Institute of Language, Art and Culture, Assam is a UGC CARE Listed peer reviewed research journal published annually by ABILAC. Every year the journal focuses on various themes which falls under the broarder scope of Language, Art and Culture. This journal was first published in the year1992. Each volume of the journal is released on the 21st May of every year on the birth anniversary of AnundoramBorooah, the great Indologist, administrator and researcher.

The aim of this journal is to provide a platform for researchers (both renowned as well as young and early researchers) for publishing their research work for broader dissemination. Since 1992 ABILAC has published 10 volumes of the journal and each one of these  comprises of research papers written by stalwarts as well as young  and early researchers in the field of language, art and culture. These papers have focused on some pertinent and important aspects and issues under the broader scope of of the journal.

Each year papers are invited through a public Call for Paper disseminated through various modes including website posting. Upon receiving a significant number of papers, these are peer reviewed and finally published after incorporation of suggested modifications, if any.

Volume 13 (2023)

Editor: Dilip Kumar Kalita

Associate Editor: Palash Kumar Nath


  • Revisioning Sanskrit Subhcita for Value Promotion In The Context of NEP 2020 || Alaka Das || 1
  • Exploring the Unexplored: A Descriptive Study on the Manuscripts of Vaishnavite Culture and Tradition available in the Bhalaguri Satra (Monastery), of Assam || Zabeen Ahmed, Amrita Devi, Rituparna Goswami || 12
  • Unveiling the Untold Stories: Depicting the Feminine World of Carit Literature || Anurag Borah || 24
  • Chandraprabha Saikiani’s Thought and the Contemporary Society || Mouchumi Dutta Khataniar, Binita Bora Dev Choudhury || 36
  • Traditional Cuisine and Rice Beer of the Barman Kachari Community of Assam: An Ethnographic Study || Plabita Sharma, Priyam Talukdar, Bipasha Patgiri || 43
  • A Comparative Study of The Performing Style of AnkiyaBhaona, Ojapali& Puppetry || Borish Dutta || 59
  • Migratory History of Tea Garden Workers of Assam And Its Fictional Representation: Reading of Arupa Patangia Kalita’s Novel Josnar Jhitas (2022) || Bulen Chutia, Manab Medhi || 70
  • Global Themes, Local Contexts: A Comparative Study of Regionalism in Nirmal Prabha Bordoloi’s ‘Midday At Basistha’ and Jayanta Mahapatra’s ‘Dawn at Puri’. || Daisy Barman, Bandita Sarma || 78
  • “Where is Her Position?”: Problematising Gender and Domestic Space in a Mising Household || Dipika Pegu || 86
  • The Right of the Indigenous Peoples to Self-Determination: A Case Study on the Matak Community of Assam || Dulen Hazarika || 96
  • Rebecca Curtis’ Hansa, Gretyl and Piece of Shit – A Short Story:Through the Lens of American Postcolonialism || Esther Sweetlyin, Maria Preethi Srinivasan || 105
  • Tokari: A Folk String Musical Instrument of Assam || Gautam Saikia || 119
  • Journeying of Gender Roles in Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam: A Study || N. Gunasekaran, M. Natarajan || 130
  • Prefixation of Person Markers in Meeteilon || Hanjabam Surmangol Sharma || 137
  • Democratising Performing arts: Looking at the Dynamics of Performance in Oral Traditions || Ipsita Nayak || 152
  • Popular Beliefs and Superstitions Associated with Sacred Plants and Animals for Preservation of Environment || Karuna Kanta Kakati || 164
  • A Study of Agriculture Based Ritual Lakhimi Tola Sabah of the Sonowal Kacharis of Assam || Kritanjali Konwar, Santana Dowarah Handique || 170
  • The Ritual Priestess (Doudini) Of the Bodo Community: Transition from Center to Periphery || Madhurima Goswami, Mousumi Mahanta, Ivy Daimary || 178
  • The Varna System in Ancient Hindu Religious Scriptures: An Interpretation of Age-Old System of Social Stratification || Manas Ghose, Dr. Paramita Dey || 189
  • Rethinking Women and Islam: A Feminist Study of Nawal El Saadawi’s Women at Point Zero and Tehmina Durrani’s My Feudal Lord || Mehak Fayaz, Dr. Rafraf Shakil || 197
  • Existing Memories and Persistent Nostalgia in the Select Fiction of Amit Chaudhuri || P R Muthumeena, S Vijayarani || 210
  • Open Access Journal in Arts and Culture: A Study Based on Doaj || Nirmal Ranjan Mazumdar, Aparna Deka || 217
  • The Changing Forms of Women-Centric Problems Reflected in Post-Independence Hindi Novels || Papari Deka || 231
  • Folklore as Resistance:The Politics and Poetics of Folk Elements in Bhupen Hazarika’s Songs || Baishali Baruah, Parasmoni Dutta || 242
  • The Anatomy of a Democratic Newspaper: Parag Kumar Das’s Boodhbaar and the idea of Inclusive Journalism || Pratyosh Gogoi, Ambeswar Gogoi || 253
  • Validations and Contentions of Customary Laws on Property RightsA case study of the Apatani tribe || Punyo Yarang || 263
  • Process of Compounding Structure in Bodo: A Study || Raje Brahma, Indira Boro || 270
  • Using Cultural Knowledge to Develop English: Temsula Ao’s The Ao-Naga Oral Tradition || Shisadenla Walling, Padmini Bhuyan Boruah || 280
  • Understanding Human-Nature Relationship Among the Bodos Through Folk Literature || Bidintha Narzary, Sudev Chandra Basumatary || 287
  • Relocating the Mizos Through Zorami: A Redemption Narrative by Malsawmi Jacob || Manchusha Madhusudhanan, Suja Mathew || 295
  • Srimanta Sankardeva and the Impact of Neo-VaishnaviteMovement on Assamese Society || Swapnali Das || 305
  • Syllable Structure of Tripura || Timothy Tripura, Khawlsonkim Suantak || 311
  • Politics of Bihu: Interface Between culture and politics || Dr. Pobon Kr. Gogoi, Ms Upama Saikia || 333
  • Significance of Old Age Homes: Case Studies in Kamrup District of Assam || Utpal Deka, Mridusmita Duara, Mayuri Bhagawati || 340
  • The Renowned Linguist Bisweswar Hazarika: A Tribute || Sudeshna Bhattacharjya || 350
  • Introduction to the Persons in whose Memory this Volume of the Journal is Dedicated to || 352