GUWAHATI, April 23 - In a bid to facilitate a better understanding of the languages, two professors of the Gauhati University have come up with the first Persian-Assamese-English Dictionary.
Dr Amalendu Chakrabarty from the Department of Bengali and Dr Mazhar Asif from the Department of Persian have compiled the dictionary as a step towards understanding the nuances present in these languages and also searching the roots, being shared with the Persian language.
After the hard work and dedication of 12 years, the dictionary was finally released on Thursday at the Phanidhar Dutta Memorial Hall, Gauhati University. The dictionary has been published by the Gauhati University Press.
President of the Asam Sahitya Sabha Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, while releasing the dictionary, enlightened the audience on the connection that the Persian language shares with the land of Assam.
The ceremony was presided over by GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika in the presence of Dr Amalendu Chakrabarty and Dr Mazhar Asif, the compilers of the dictionary; Dr Suresh Kumar Nath, Registrar, Gauhati University and Dr Hari Prasad Sharma, Rector, GU.
VC Dr Hazarika deliberated on the importance of research work and on the progress and achievements of the upcoming scholars of the Gauhati University. Dr Chakrabarty spoke on the details of the dictionary and interesting roots that the Assamese language shares with Persian. Dr Asif also shared his experiences in compiling the dictionary.