Bijay Kant Dubey

The Poetry Of Assam

The myth and mystery of Assam,
Dark Assam,
People fearing to go
Once upon a time
As for Kamrupa-Kamakhya Kali not,
But as for the tantrikas weird and bizarre,
As for bio-diversity and eco-difference,
The territories and tracts unknown.

The hills and mountains,
Terrains and wilds,
We could never traverse,
Dared not go beyond
As for ethnic variation writ large
And linguistic ignorance,
The territories dark and deep
And mountainous.

Assam (Asom) , what more do I know about,
The gateway to the northeast of india,
The regions treacherous and impregnable,
The difficult Himalayan ranges
Traversing from one side to another,
With the sanctuaries of own?

The Ahoms ruled the state
Shifting the centre of power from Kamrupa to Sibasagar
With their palaces and shrines,
Finally, after fighting many battles,
The able general Lachit Barphukan
Defeated the Mughals,
But their rule, language, legacy and heritage
Still in the dark of history.

A confluence of so many races and tribes,
The Austrics, Aryans, Negroids, Indo-Burmese, Indo-Tibetans,
And the Mongoloids,
They enrich each other
To give an identity to the Assamese people,
Finally, mesmerizing it all,
A baffling equation indeed to be solved
Genealogically, hierarchally.

Its districts: Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang,
Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat,
Hailakandi, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karbi Anglong,
Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Marigaon,
Nagaon, Nalbari, North Cachar Hills, Sibsagar,
Sonitpur and Tinsukia,
I read from political geography,
Multi-racial, ethnic and lingual.

Guwahati, ancient Pragjyotishpur,
Had been a seat of learning
Famed in astrology,
Jyotish Shastras,
The ruins of Madan Kamdeva,
The Kareng Ghar, the palace of the Ahom Kings,
Rang Ghar, Sibsagar, Kachari Palace, Khaspur,
Who there to enlighten upon?

Apart from the development of Assamese (Asamiya)
From Magadhi Apabhramsha following Prakrit
In the ancient times
And its variations still marked now
in the dialects used by the native speakers,
Bengali in the Barak Valley
And Bodo being spoken in Boldoland areas,
Tell you about
The Karbi language and the Karbi people,
The Dimasa language of the Dimasas.

The Bihu folk dances of Assam,
Bohag Bihu or Rangoli Bihu
Celebrated in the middle of April
With so much gusto and zeal,
In addition to Magh Bihu or Bhogali bihu,
Kati Bihu or Kongalu Bihu,
The two other Bihus,
The Mising tribal dance
Together with the classical forms of
Bhaona, Oja Pali, Satriya Nrtiya

Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 11, 2014

Topic of this poem: Art

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