Assam, the lovely North-East Indian state is a land not only rich in culture and customs celebrated by the numerous tribes and communities residing here but is also a land filled with knowledge and literature. Assamese literature can be defined as the entire corpus of poetry, novels, short stories, plays, documents, Assamese books and other writings done in the beautiful Assamese language.
Regarding the age-old scenario of Assam’s literature, books on numerous genres are prevalent, including – poetry written by the first great 14th century Assamese poet Madhava Kandali, works of the most notable Assamese poet, Shankaradeva (1449–1568), works of the very prominent early modern playwright Lakshminath Bezbarua (1868–1938), short stories by notable practitioners such as Mahichandra Bora (1894–1965) and Holiram Deka (1901–63) and many others as well. Their works have immensely contributed towards enriching the cultural heritage and literary field of Assam.
Such noteworthy and forever living and breathing works by the eminent persons of Assam, as well as by many other local and regional writers and poets, needs to be read and shared amidst all the people, both nationally and globally.
Earlier, to get access to such works was very difficult and to read the old and rare texts too was somewhat impossible. But thankfully, with the advent of internet everything has become possible. The current world in which we are residing in, has evolved by a great extent and everything has become available digitally, through the online platforms. Today, we can order or read our desired books with just a finger’s tap on our smartphones/PCs/Laptops.
Meanwhile, Assam too has begun to accept and ride this modern train of accessing and providing such works online. But compared to the other Indian states, this journey of Assam has just started and is proceeding at a very slow pace.
Also, when it comes to applications designed by the local people of Assam themselves, specifically for the purpose of promoting such Assamese books of poetry, fiction, play, etc. there are only a countable number available and this aspect needs to be changed.
We have compiled a list of some of the Assamese online applications, that provide Assamese Books and other literary works written by the writers of Assam itself, with an aim to promote our literature and to showcase the beautiful story-telling and compositional talent prevailing in Assam. Also, the list below follows no particular order and all these apps are easily available in Google Play Store.
1) Assamese Story / অসমীয়া সাধু কথা আৰু গল্প :
This particular application contains of 1000+ interesting Assamese stories (hadhu) with the availability of multiple categories. The Assamese Story app has over 1000+ downloads on Play Store. Through the stories provided in the app, you get to learn the various aspects of Assamese culture and lives. It helps you to read anywhere and anytime without the worry of carrying books physically. It provides “easy to use next and previous options” to continuously read the story. The main purpose of this app is to provide an all in one story book in Assamese, for the people who love to enjoy reading story books during their leisure time. Infact, with every updated version they add more stories in the app.
Another important feature is that, if you find a story that you really like while using the app, you are able to share the same with friends and family on social media, just by a single tap to direct the WhatsApp share option.
Some of the special features of the Assamese Story app includes –
1) Display of a list of all the Assamese stories/hadhu.
2) The option of selecting from a category of the Assamese story.
3) Easy-to-use interface, fast & smooth performance.
4) Easy to share a story with friends and family.
2) Asomiya Hadhu in Assamese 2020 / অসমীয়া সাধু কথা :
“অসমীয়া সাধু কথা” is an Assamese app that contains story books, that are easy to read anytime and anywhere. The app is the best one for reading story books to your kids. Best of the best short stories are included in “অসমীয়া সাধু কথা” and all are written in the Assamese language. The app has over 5000+ downloads on Play Store, with a rating of 4.3 stars.
Some of the popular stories available in the app –
3) Assamese Novel – Poems and Literature App :
This particular application consists of numerous Assamese novels, poems and many more. The app aims at providing e-Books of Assamese novels in it. The Assamese Novel – Poems and Literature app has over 5000+ downloads on Play Store, with a rating of 3.4 stars.
4) Assamese Love Story :
This particular app provides its users with some of the most famous love stories written in the Assamese language. The Assamese Love Story app includes a collection of Romantic – Love Stories, Sad Love Stories and Love Stories that teach something valuable. Hence, the stories present here are mostly to entertain you or to provide you with some knowledge in one way or the other. The app has over 5000+ downloads on Play Store, with a rating of 3.8 stars.
The Assamese Love Story app consists of the categories –
5) Junaki – Assamese Story :
The Junaki app is perfect for all those who are looking for some very heart touching stories. The app includes collections of Romantic Love Stories, Sad Love Stories and Teaching Love Stories that might even make you cry. The Junaki – Assamese Story app has 100,000+ downloads on Play Store, with a rating of 5.0 stars.
The categories present are –
6) Assamese Online : The Assamese Online application is a News and Literature app, which aims to make available Assamese literature and other Assamese contents through web, to all the android users. Infact, any valid user can write here and share it to others. The app has 50,000+ downloads on Play Store, with a rating of 4.3 stars.
The app consists of the categories like –
2) Short Stories
3) Critical Essays
4) On Health
5) On Life Style
6) Book reviews
7) Latest News, etc.
7) Assamese Story / অসমীয়া সাধু কথা :
With this Assamese story app you can read anywhere and anytime. It is easy to use, easy to read and also easy to share with friends and family and the app has 100+ downloads on Play Store. This app contains some great Assamese stories as well. It is mainly an entertainment app that contains some of the most amazing fairy tale stories of Assam. Also, further new stories are being added in the upcoming updates.
Some of its features include –
8) Sadhu in Assamese :
The app consists of a collection of amazing Assamese stories that you can even read to your kids. The app itself is a kind of a story book, where some of the best short stories are included, and so, after reading any of the stories present in this book, you will be able to touch the characters, the setting, the plot, the conflict and the resolution, which shall lead you to feel motivated and free. The Sadhu in Assamese app has 100+ downloads on Play Store.
9) Xadhu Kotha :
The Xadhu Kotha app is just for entertainment purposes only, where you can watch assamese story videos. The app has 100+ downloads on Play Store.
You can download these apps by clicking on the links provided below –
However as stated earlier, the ever breathing and living literature needs to be given wider recognition and needs to be given a platform via. the online mode, in order for the rest of the world to read it and to experience our state’s potential. Hence, the people need to build more such platforms online, to further strive for this goal. So, if you are looking for a way to grow in this regards and want help to build your own platform, you can rely on our team of “Ujudebug” and we will build one for you. We aim at promoting Assam’s culture, heritage and literature, and our team shall help you to achieve your dream of going digital. For further information about our work, you can check out our portfolio here.
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