RHYTHMIC PROSE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ASSAMESE PROSE

Authors

AKHIL KUMAR BORAH, Research Scholar
Department of Assamese, Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, Nagaon , Assam.

Abstract

Assamese prose was born in the hands of Bhattadev in the 16th century and developed in various ways and has reached its present state. As a matter of fact, some traces of the present Assamese prose can be found in the “Ankiya Naat” written by Sankardev and Madhabdeb in Brajavali language years before Bhattadev. The prose used in these Ankiya Natya or plays was covered with a veil of poetic beauty. This cover is called rhythmicity. Since then, the beauty of Assamese prose has been enhanced by its rhythmicity. The main purpose of this research paper is to give a glimpse of the rhythmic prose used in the developmental stage of Assamese prose. The main aspects to be explored by the research paper are: ● Giving a glimpse of rhythmic prose created at different stages of development of Assamese prose, ● with some changes related to the change of time. An analytical approach has been adopted in preparing this research paper.