Upen Rabha Hakacham

Upen Rabha Hakacham

Professor

MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Tibeto-Burman Language and Linguistics, Tribal Culture and Folklore Studies

Department of Assamese
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- urh@gauhati.ac.in

 
BORN: 08-01-1963 A.D., Chatabari Village under Lakhipur circle in Goalpara District of Assam, India.
 
MARTIAL STATUS: Married, with three Children. (1 daughter, 2 sons)
 
EDUCATION:
i) Matriculation (H.S.L.C. passed) from Nehru Vidyapith High School, Baida under SEBA in 1978.
ii) Intermediate (P.U.Sc) from Goalpara College under G.U. in 1981.
iii) Graduation (B.A. Hons. In Assamese) from B.P.C. College, Nagarbora from G.U. in 1984.
iv) Post Graduation (M.A. in Assamese language group) from G.U. in 1986 (held in 1988).    
v) Doctoral Degree in the field of comparative Philology (Rabha Kathita Bhasa Aru Asamiya Bhasa: Eti Tulanamulak Adhyayan) from G.U. in 1999.
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Tibeto-Burman Language and Linguistics, Folklore Studies of N.E.India.
 
OCCUPATION
i) Joined as Officer-in-charge, District Museums in the Directorate of Museums, Assam and posted to Hamren (1986-88), Diphu (1988-90) and Kokrajhar(1990-1992).
ii) Joined as Lecturer in Deptt. of Assamese, G.U. in the 30th March 1992 with specialization of Tibeto-Burman languages and Linguistics.
iii) Promoted to Sr. Lecturer in the same Deptt. in the 19th Feb, 1999.
iv) Joined as Reader under P.P. Scheme in the same Deptt.  in the 1st Dec, 2000.
v) Joined as Professor under CAS in the same Deptt. in the 8 th  Dec, 2008.
vi) Assigned as HOD from March, 2010 to March, 2013.
 

Sahitya Sabha,New Delhi.
ii) National Readership award (2011), National Readership Development forum Siliguri and
iii) Prafulla Bora Memorial Award (2012), Asom Pradesik Nath Jogi Sanmilan.
i) Rastriya Lokabhasa Sanman(2003) for litteratuer,scholar and promoter of tribal language by Gandhi Hindustani iv) Asom Prakashan Parisod Award (2012), Asom Prakashan Parishod.

V)Honoured Guest offered by Prasar Bharati in Janakristi samaroh (Rural Concert) at Dudhnoi in 15/2/14 

 A) Books (Authored):.

 I)Monographs/Reference Books:
a)       Books (Authored):
Rabha Byakaran: Dwitiya Bhag (Rabha Grammar- Part II): 1983.
Language of the N.E. (Rabha), CIIL, 1997.
Rabha Bhasa Aru Sahitya (A collection of articles Relating to Rabha Language and Literature): 1997, Revised 2nd edition 2003.
Asamiya Aru Asamar Tibbat-Barmiya Bhasa (A book written in the area of structural analysis and contrastive studies of Assamese and Tibeto-Burman Language of Assam): 2000, enlarged edition 2007.
Rabhamese: Bhasa Aru Nidarshan (An Introduction of Rabhamese, an ethnic dialect of Assamese with wordlist and sample text):2005
Rabha Bhasa Sahityar Sehatiya Agragatir Samiksha (An Account of the Latest Development of Rabha Language and Literature): 2002.
Asamar Janajatiya Sanskriti(A collection of  articles related to tribal culture of Assam):2005
Rabha Loka Sanskriti ( A book based on Rabha Folk Culture): 2007.
Bar-Asamar Barnil Sanskriti ( A collection of selected articles based on cultural synthesis on Greater Assamese community), 2008.
Siko-Bujo Rabha Bhasa (A primer of Rabha language), 2008.
Asamiya Aru Asamar Bhasa-Upabhasa (A book written in the area of socio-linguistics as well as descriptive analysis of various languages and dialects of Assam), Jyoti Prakashan Guwahti. 2009.
Rabha Samaj Aru Sanskriti ( A book based on Rabha Society and Culture), N.L. Publication, Guwahati,2010.
Bar-Asamar Bihu Sanskriti ( A Compilation of essays on the Bihus observed variedly by the various ethnic groups and communities of Assam in particular and N. E. India in general), 2011.
Rabha Lokasahitya: Aitihya-Parampara Aru Pranalibadhakaran ( A book on Rabha folk-literature, its tradition, heritage and documentation), Jyoti Prakashon, 2011.
Bar-Asamar Bihu Sanskriti ( A Compilation of essays on the Bihus observed variedly by the various ethnic groups and communities of Assam in particular and N. E. India in general), 2011.
Rabha Lokasahitya: Aitihya-Parampara Aru Pranalibadhakaran ( A book on Rabha folk-literature, its tradition, heritage and documentation), Jyoti Prakashon, 2011.
Focus on the Rabha : Language, Literature and Culture, Cambridge India, 2011.
Asamiya Aru Asamar Jati-Janagosthi: Prasanga-Anusanga (A compilation of essays on the various aspects of language, literature and culture of Assamese people and tribes and castes of Assam),Kiran Prakashan, Dhemaji, 2013, ISBN : 978-93-82164-93-7
Bhasa-Sahityar Srasta Drasta Aru Samaj Nirmata (A compilation of essays on the works and contributions of some of the personalities of Assam),Ak-Bak, Guwahati, 2013, ISBN : 978-9382726104
Asamiya Aru Asamar Khilanjia Upadhi ( A compilation of indigenous surnames of Assamese people of Assam), Rekha Prakasan, 2013, ISBN : 978-93-83611-01-0
Asamiya Bhasar Gathan: Aitihya Aru Rupantar (Structure of Assamese: Its Heritage and Transformation), Kiran Prakashan, Dhemaji, 2014
Anya Ek Dristikonar Para (A compilation of personal essays), Assam Publishing Company, Guwahati-1, 2014
Nari Sanskritir Dukhariya Sabi (A collection of articles related to culture of womenfolk of Assam: Tribes, Castes and Communities),Olympia Prakashan, Guwahati-3, 2015 ,ISBN : 978-81-931547-9-3
Asamiya Ruptatvar Maulik Bichar ( A book on the Structure of Assamese Morphology), Assam Publishing Company, Guwahati- 1, 2015: ISBN : 978-8186384-46-6
Lokabhasar Prakriti Bichar ( a book on folkspeech and its various elements in Assamese and other neighboring languages of Assam),Bishal Prakashan, Guwahati-3,2016. ISBN : 978-8186384-46-6
Lakshmi (Lakhimi) : Dhan- Dhan- Jash- Aishvaryar Devi ( a book on Goddess Lakshmi And Paddy cult of Assam),Chandra Prakash, Guwahati-3,2018
 
 II) Creative :
Sati Dyumakchi (Rabha Assamese bilingual dance-drama): 1987,2003.
Ronggyr Parsuram (Rabha Historical Drama): 1998.
Kothar Kotha Aru Anarthak Kotha , Bani Mandir : 2010.
 
b. Books (edited):
 
Rupali Jayanti/ 93 (Souvenir of the Silver Jubilee of Chatabari M.E. School): 1995.
Mamorangi Mayna Khurang (Rabha Nursery Rhymes): CIIL, Mysore, 1997.
Sradhanjali (A Tribute to Late Rajen Rabha): Rajen Rabha Memorial Trust, Dudhnoi,1999
Song-Hasongini Khircha (A collection of thirteen Indian tales retold in Rabha Language): Sahitya Akademi and ABILAC, Guwahati, 2000.
Barta Pakhili -Vol.III (A monthly Magazine on Special Issue of Goalpara District): December, 2002 
Rabha Loka-Git (An Analytical Study on Rabha Folksongs by Rajen Rabha): Rajen Rabha Memorial Trust, Dudhnoi, 2002.
Asamar Sanskriti (study materials of MA course, PGCS, GU): 2006.
Anvesan Vol-VIII (Departmental Journal of Assamese):2007.
Asam Sahitya Sabha Pratika (Journal of Asam Sahitya Sabha): 2009-2011.
Asamar Banh Sanskriti. Aank-Bank,2011.
Rajen Rabha Rasanavali (Asam Sahitya Sabha, Guwahati).2012.
Namoni Asamar Ancholik Sabdokosh (Co-Ed.). Assamese Dptt. G.U. 2012
Ehora Janajatiya Chutigalpa ( ed.), a collection of short stories translated in Assamese from the original Tribal and indigenous languages of Assam), Publication Board Assam : 2012
Khurangmuk(A Dictionary of Rabha Assamese English languages),ABILAC,2015
Bhasabaijnanik Adhyayanat ‘Tulana’ Prasanga( A collection of selected articles in the field of comparative and contrastive linguistics), Jyoti Prakashan, Guwahati-1 & Dogorangsang Research Society, Guwahati-14,2015: ISBN : 978-93-81485-34-7
Alouguti- Talouguti : Asamar Khel- Dhemalir Lagat Jarit Git- Matar Sangkalan ( A compilation of Songs related to games and sports), Olympia Prakashan, Guwahati-3,2016
Hena- Hucha: Asamiya Janajatiya Lokasahityar Sangkalan (A compilation of folk- literature of Tribal- Assamese), Asom Prakashan Parishad, Guwahati-21,2016.
Rabhasakalar Loka- Asamiya Git- Mat(A compilation of folksongs and others composed in Folk- Assamese by the Rabhas), BinaLibrary, Guwahati-1,2016.
Asamar Samajik Lokachar (Co editor, A compilation of articles related to Social customs of Assam relating to various  Tribes, Castes and Communities),Banalata & Dept. of Assamese, G.U., 2017
Samakalin Asamiya Lokasahitya (A compilation of Contemporary folk- literature of Assamese and its various Ethnic & social dialects),Olympia Prakashan, Guwahati-3, 2017 , ISBN : 978-93-87035-07-2
Hena- Hucha( Dwitiya Khanda): Asamiya Janajatiya Lokasahityar Sangkalan (A compilation of folk- literature of Tribal- Assamese), Asom Prakashan Parishad, Guwahati-21,2017.
Sibananda Sarma Rachana- Samagra (Chief Editor), Olympia Prakashan, Guwahati-3, 2017, ISBN : 978-81-930571-4-8
Asamar Musalman Sampraday : Samanvay Aru Samaharan (Co editor, A compilation of articles related to Socio-Economy, Arts & Culture, Language & Literature  of the Muslims of Assam),Chandra Prakash & Dogo- Rangsang Research Society, 2018
Clans and Surnames of the Tribal and Indigenous People of N.E. India( A Coffee- Table book ), ABILAC, Guwahati, 2018
 Dogo Rangsang( Research Journal): Vol.I, Issue-I - Vol.IV, Issue-VI, Dogo Rangsang Research Society, Guwahati, Jan/2013 --Jan/2018 :ISSN-2347-7180
 
D. Fourth Coming:
A Reference Grammar of Rabha(co-author), ABILAC, Guwahati

Sl. No
Name of the Paper
Name of the Journal/ Books with ISSN, ISBN
year
1
Rabha Loka- Sahityar Etibritta aru Adhyayan
Asom Sahitya Sabha Patrika
2012
2
Rabha Mantra Sahitya : Eyer Atihya, Srenibhed Aru Nandanik Mulya
Aithya,
The Heritage
2229-5399
2012
3
Rabha Janasruti Aru Loka-Shadhut bhut-pret aru mritalok
Janakristi
0974-6188
2012
4
The Treatment of Ramayanik Lexicons in the Language of NE India
Sanghati
2319-7366
2013
5
Asamiya Bhasar Sangkhya Bachak Sabda: Bykarngata aru Abyakarnagata Rup
Bhasa Sahitya Chinta
978-81-920585
2012
6
Asamiya Samaj Sangathanat , Khel Bibhajan Aru Upadhi Likhakar Paramparat Naba Boisnab Dharmar prbhab
Anunad –Srimanta Shankar Aru Asomiya Sanskriti
978-93-81139-84-4
2012
7
Tibbat Barmiya Bhasamular Sadharan Boisistya
Asamiya Bhasa- Sahitya Sanskritir Jilingani
978-81-910937-9-7
2012
8
Traditional Religion of the Rabhas
Tribal Regions
Vol-VII
978-81-87586-52-4
2012
9
Lakshminath Bezbaruar Bhasa
Lokshminath Bezbaruar Bhasa
2014
10
Gavesakar khetra Adhyayan Sampariksha kisu Asarabarahi Upay
Gavesakar Hatputhi
978-81-923580-86
2014
11
Asamiya Bhasar Boiparityahuchak Purbsarga aru Biparit Sabdar Gathan
Panditya Baridhi Adhyapak
Dr. Maheswar Neog
978-9351-041-46-7
2014
12
Bar Asamar Janagoshthiya Loka-Sanskriti
Uttar- Purbanchalar Janagosthiya Loka- Sanskriti
 
2014
13
Asamiya Bhasa Charchar Itihasat Golokiya Dhara
Anvesan
2250-2475
2014
14
Lakshminath Bezbaroar Rachanat Lokabhasa: Eti Bislesantmak Adyayan
Aitihya
2229-5399
2014
15
Rabha Loka-kala
Asamar Lokakala
978-93-82746-49-2
 
2015
 16
Asamiya Bhasar Sabdamul
Aitihya ,The Heritage
2229-5399
2015
17
Boro Bhasa Sanskritit Arya Hindusakalar Prabhav Bisesh Ullikhan
The Bodos : The Aborginal of Assam
2015
18
Bor Asamar Krisikendrik Lokachar aru Utsav -Anusthan
Uttar- Pub Bharatar Janagosthiya Utsab- Anusthan
2015
19
Tiwa (Lalung) Bhasa
Tiwa Janagosthir Bhasa- Sahitya Sanskriti
2015
20
Bhashatattvar Gobeshak Bishnuprasad Rabha
Swarnalipi, Vol-6,Issue 1
ISSN 2231-0517
2016
21
Koch Rajbongshir Bahag Bihu : Satbishma Mela Ba Bishuwa
Prakash,Vol-2,Issue-60
ISSN 2279-0683
 
2016
22
Namani Asomar Anakata Gamocha Ba Bihoija
Swarnalipi ,Vol-6,Issue 3
ISSN 2231-0517
2016
23
Dakuwakhanar Phata- Bihu : Aitihya-Prampara aru Sampratik Rup
Swarnalipi ,Vol-6,Issue 4
ISSN 2231-0517
2016
24
Bishnuprasad Rabhar Janajatiya Adhyayan
Swarnalipi ,Vol-6,Issue 5
ISSN 2231-0517
2016
25
Asamat Matrirupi Bhumi Pujar Prampara : Sath Ba Sathabarat
Bartapakhili Vol-21,Issue10
ISSN 2249-9865
2016
26
Rabha Natya Sahityar Dhara
Prakash, Vol-2,Issue-63
2016
27
Thengal Kachari Samajat Prachalita Khowa-Khuwani Sabah aru Palaniya Lokachar
Swarnalipi Vol-6,Issue-7
ISSN 2231-0517
2016
28
Rabha Lokanatya aru Lokaparibeshya Kalat Rabhamijar Prayag
Bartapakhili Vol-22,Issue-1
ISSN 2249-9865
2016
29
Asomat Aai Pujar Aitijhya Parampara aru Dinga Utuwa Parba
Swarnalipi,Vol-6,Issue-9
ISSN 2231-0517
2016
30
Sihatar majat ‘Tai’Asene Nai
Swarnalipi,vol-6,issue-10
ISSN 2231-0517
2016
31
Lokasanskritir Adhyayan aru Gabeshanat Srijuta Phulkumari Kalitar Kalatipat
Bartapakhili,Vol-22,Issue-3
ISSN 2249-9865
2016
32
Rabhar Hanaghora/ Jarighora aru Garor Gurebata/gore Radla : Prachin Hoygrib Panthar Her0wa Lagna
Swarnalipi,Vol-6,Issue-11
ISSN 2231-0517
2016
33
Saraniya Kacharir Kathita Asomiya : Eti Alochona
Prakash,Vol-3,Issue-56& Vol-3,Issue-57
ISSN 2279-0683
 
2016
34
Jatiya Aikya Sadhanat Asamiya Bhashar Bhumika
Bartapakhili,Vol-22,Issue-5
ISSN 2249-9865
2017
35
Koch-Hajong-Rajbongshir Bastu Puja Ba Gram Puja : Shiva Parvatir Jugal Upasana

 

Sl. No
Title of  The  Paper Presented
Title of Conference/ Seminar
Organized
Whether International/National
1
Translation Context  of Assamese Literature
Translation Context of Assamese Literature
SAP, Dept. of Assamese, GU
National
2012
2
Cultural Mapping in Assam: Language, Performance and Society
Cultural Mapping in Assam: Language, Performance and Society
SAP- DRS- 1
Deptt. Of Cultural Studies,T.U
National
2012
3
Witch hunting & human mentality
Witch Hunting
Assam Mahila Samata Society. Goalpara at Officers club Goalpara
 
National
2013
4
Particip[ated as Resource Person
Seminar on Folk Motifs in Literature
Deptt. Of Assamese, Janata College, Serfanguri
National
22/8/15
5.
Particip[ated as Resource Person
Orientation Program. On Using Folklore for Community Messaging: Adolescents as Agents for Sociai change and EmpowermentOn The Frame Work of an Encyclopaedia Projecting  the Language and Dialects of North East India
Deptt. Of Cultural Studies, Tezpur University
National
20/9/15-22/9/15
6
Lead speaker on Inner Line Permit as an Instrument of Safegaurding Ethenic Identity
Symposium on Inner Line Permit as an Instrument of Safegaurding Ethenic Identity
GUINEIS
National
12/02/16
7
Chaired a technical  session
Conference and Seminar On Asam Vidya
MILLS & NINAND,G.U
International
27/02/2016
8
Particip[ated as Resource Person
Workshop On The Frame Work of an Encyclopaedia Projecting  the Language and Dialects of North East India
CAS-II,Deptt. Of Assamese, Dibrugarh University
National
4/03/16
9
Dodan Bir :A Mythological Character of Rabha Balad and its Relation with Hindu Purana
Seminar on Traditional Knowledge System with Reference to Textual and Oral Tradition of Assam,Meghalaya and Manipur.
Department of Sanskrit,G.U
National
12/03/16
10
Chaired a technical  session
Seminar on Language, Literature and Culture of North East india
,Deptt. Of Assamese, Gauhati University
National
15/03/16
11
Participated as Resource Person
Workshop on Synergy in Languages and Spread of Education in North Eastern States
National Institute of Open Schooling,NOIDA
National
16/05/16 to 17-05-16
12
Participated for Key note adress
Seminar on The Process of Formation of the Greater Assamese Community & Role of the Ethnic Tribes of North-East in National Integrity
Deptt. Of Assamese,Kalabari College
National
26-08/16 to 27-08-16
13
Chaired a technical  session
Seminar on Bhupen Hazarika ke Byaktittva ke Bahuranggi Ayam.
Deptt. Of Hindi,G.U
National
23/12/16
14
Sahitya Akademi & Dept. of Garo and English, NEHU,Tura Campus
Seminar on  the Recent Trends in the Tribal Literature of N.E.India
Recent Trends in Rabha Literature
National
28/02/17-1/03/17
15
Presented a paper on Sanskri Elements in the Tribal and Indigenous Languages of Assam
Seminar on Asam Prantat Sanskeitar Dasha aru Disha
Sanskrit Bharati, Asam
National
2/4/17
16
Presented a paper on Tribal Folk- Elements in the Chutia Society
Seminar on Folk- Culture and Ancient Civilization of the Chutiyas
All Assam Chutia Students’ Union
National
24/3/17
17
Participated as Resource Person
Workshop on Tribal Music and Instrument
AIRTSC
National
29/8/17

 

1)       Folklore and folktales of the Hajongs (4 episodes in Assamese for DDK Guwahati, Produced by  Mr. Hemanta Kalita, 4/5/05.
2)       Koch Sanskritir Pam Khedi ( 2 episodes in Assamese for DDK, Guwahati, Produced by Mr. Tapn Das, 30/06/08
3)       Fair and Festivals of Non-Garo Tribes of Garohills (3 episodes in Garo for DDK, Tura Produced by Mr. Tapan Das, 14/05/08.
4)       Radio Talk on Asamiya Bhasar Gathanat Rabhasakalar  Abadan (recorded on 3/5/99 in AIR, Guwahati)
5)       Radio Talk for Primary School Teachers (recorded on 25/12/99 in AIR, Guwahati)
6)       Radio Talk on Asamar Janajatiya Bhasa-Samuhar Bikasar Prayojoniyata (recorded on 5/11/03 in AIR, Guwahati).
7)       Interview with Dr. G. C.  Goswami for Jiwanar Digh-Bani (a Radio auto-biography in 3 parts recorded on 1/07/04 - 2/07/04 in AIR, Guwahati)

8)       Participation in a discussion prog. in Assamese on Asamiya Bhasar Gathanat Janagosthiya Bhasar Abadan (recorded on 21/09/04 in AIR, Guwahti) 

 i) Completed a Minor Research Project on Rabha and Assamese Language: A Comparative Study under Deptt. of MIL, G.U. (U.G.C. sponsorship) in 1997.

ii) Completed grammar compiling project (A Grammatical Sketch of Rabha) under ABILAC in 1998.

iii) Completed a Translation Project (Assamese Novel: Jibanar Batat) under CIIL in 1999.

iv) Completed a Dictionary project (A Rabha-Assamese-English Dictionary) under ABILAC in 2006.

v) Completed LIS (RABHA) online project under CIIL in 2005 and launched on website on 17/6/08. 

vi) Completed the Assamese-Boro-Rabha Dictionary project  under CIIL in 2008.

vii) Completed a project on Dialect Survey of Brahmaputra Valley under SAP (UGC), Deptt. of Assamese, G.U.    (2007-2012) and published the Report.

viii) Completed a project on preparation of monograph on Bamboo Craft of N. E. India under SAP (UGC), Deptt. of Assamese, G.U.( 2008-2012) and edited a book on the outcome.

ix) Ongoing a project on preparation of Terminology of Culture of N. E. under DRS-II, SAP (UGC), Deptt. of Assamese, G.U.( 2014-2018) 

Associated with Linguistic Society of India (Life Member), Sahitya Akademi (Member of Assamese Language Advisory Board, 2005-2007), NECZ( Former Member, Advisory Board), All India Tribal Literary Forum (Founder Coordinating Member for N.E. India), Linguistic Society of Assam (Former Joint Secretary), Folklore Society of Assam (Life Member), Asom Sahitya Sabha (Life Member), Asom Prakashan Parisad (Member, Executive Committee 2014-16, 2016-2018),ABILAC(Member, Executive Committee), Rabha Bhasa Parishad (Controller, Examination Board), Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra Samiti (Former Member of Tribal Advisory Board), Institute of Swami Vivekananda Kendra (Former Member of Tribal Culture Documentary Board) Purbottor Janajatiya Siksha Samiti under Vidya Bharati (Former President),  etc.