Quit India Movement in Assam
Quit India Movement in Assam is the outcome of my research work done on the part played by the people of Assam to overthrow the shackles of bondage from the British Raj and to establish her own rule with the rest of India. It is found that since the days of the Treaty of Yandaboo and more particularly since 1857 the banner of revolt against the British Raj was raised by Maniram Dewan and his associates. The visit of Mahatma Gandhi to Assam on the eve of Non-Cooperation Movement in 1921 roused the Assamese masses from their slumber as elsewhere. Assam soon found herself in the forefront of the struggle and the same patriotic trend continued till the attainment of Independence. The book tries to throw light on the successive movements more particularly the 1942 movement and the heroic role of the people of this easternmost province. An attempt has been made to bring to the limelight the role of Gopinath Bordoloi in saving Assam from the clutches of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). The euphoria of attainment of Independence is also reflected in the book.
Anil Kumar Sharma, son of late Trilochan Sharma and Srimoti Soroj Bala Devi, was born at Dadhara, Dergaon under Golaghat district of Assam. After completion of his schooling at Dergaon he took his graduation with Honours in History from Cotton College, Guwahati and post-graduation in History from Gauhati University. Initially serving as teacher in Dergaon Higher Secondary School and Naharkatiya College for a short period, he permanently joined DKD College, Dergaon, a premier institution of higher education in Upper Assam, in 1972. He obtained his Ph.D. degree for his thesis on freedom movement from Dibrugarh University. He has taught and contributed various research papers some of which were published in the journal of Historical Research, Department of History. Dibrugarh University and Proceedings of North East India History Association. As a socio-cultural activist, he attended the Delhi session of international Conference of Indo-Soviet Cultural Society being held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi in 1980. Dr.Sharma is the life member of the Asom Sahitya Sabha, the North-East India History Association (NEIHA). Some of his recent contributions were found place in the Assamese Encyclopedia on History published by the Asom Sahitya Sabha. A major contribution of Dr. Sharma is that he has brought to the limelight the contributions made by the prominent personalities and freedom fighters of the Dergaon area in a series of articles published in the Raijor Darpan. A writer of Assam Higher Secondary Education Council textbook in History, some of his university prescribed text books are on the road to publication. Dr. Sharma is presently the Head of the Department of History. DKD College, Dergaon, Assam. His forthcoming book is in Assamese ; 'Swadhinota Sangramot Golaghat'.
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