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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aseemat Jar Heral Seema: All time popular Assamese Novel


About Aseemat Jar Heral Seema

Asimat Jar Heral Seema image 
Asimat Jar Heral Seema( Who lost Their Limit in Infinity) is an Assamese novel that itself has crossed the limit of popularity. It was written in the nineties and still it continues to rule the hearts of lakhs of people. In fact anyone and everyone from the present generation who has a liking for Assamese literature must started their novel reading with Aseemat Jar Heral Seema.


This novel is written by late Bhubanmohan Baruah under the pen-name of Kanchan Baruah. He has written several other Popular novels but according to Assamese critics even if Bhubanmohan Baruah had written only Aseemat Jar Heral Seema he would be immortalised by Assamese readers!

Novels of Kanchan Baruah

Kanchan Baruah has written some other novels too, but many are still obsessed with Aseemat Jar Heral Seema and just do not know about these novels. Puwati Tora is another of his stunning creation. Alas! at this momnet I too am oblivious of Kanchan Baruah's other Assamese Novels!  Please look at the end of the article for updates.

The story of Aseemat Jar Heral Seema

A group of bosom friends whose occupations are different plans a bohemian trip where they will explore the life. They sailed to an unknown reason following their heart through the river Buhi Dihing. They are all equipped with ration and weapons. But one night of thunder-storm has invited disaster to their boat and they were all left in an unknown area.

One of them (the story-teller) finds that he has been through this place and he was very much part of this place! But how? The others found it crazy and tried to somehow bring him to the present. But The story-teller gives one after another testimonials of himself being the part of this place in his previous birth.

Now the story unfolds! The story-teller was an attractive young bachelor, a Royal office bearer, Chandan, whose life, love, bravery and friendship and heart touching end of life relived by the story-teller in front of readers. It's a magnificient story, unbelievable details of a utopia, a love story that is very much unique and a friendship even more attractive!

Chandan's childhood sweetheart Champa, whom he is mistaken to be his friend remains a guardian angel throughout his life even when she comes to know that Chandan acctually loves Gauri, who is a beauty personified. She is no less than a Royal princess, even though she is the daughter of the Prime Minister of the country. But the love story of Chandan and Gauri never had time to bloom! Their beautiful life which they wasted in sweet and sour and often massive fights abruptly faced the most dreaded consequence, which is attack from foreigners. They dedicated their lived to the great cause and at the end of the novel they find bliss in each others though physically they no longer remains attractive and able.

The best part of the novel(well I think, otherwise the novel has everything impeccable), is the vibrant description of Assamese culture, Assamese tradition and Assamese people. Their bravery which is much described in different stories and legends are well-matched with this story.

Assamese language is at it's best expressive mood in the pen of kanchan Baruah in this phrase 'Aseemat Jar Heral Seema'
Update about Kanchan Baruah's other novels: Puwoti tora, Mrita bihanga, Jaya mahal, Ashanta prahar, Urmilar sokulu. I am grateful to the 'anonymous' reader who provided the names of other novels of Kanchan Baruah. 

17 comments:

  1. I had googled for the review and was seriously disaponted as I hardly got anything out of the search, until I found your review. Thanks for the review.Its great to see people promoting some great assamese literature.

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  2. Some other Novels of Kanchan Barua are Puwoti tora, Mrita bihanga, Jaya mahal, Ashanta prahar, Urmilar sokulu etc.

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  3. i am so happy,the novel aseemat jar heral shima, i had read 13 times. at every reading time i got new feelings about the novel.thank kanchan ji for this novel...
    god bless you....

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  4. REALLY ITS A BEAUTIFUL COMPOSITION OF EVERY LINES.ITS REALLY TOUCH MY HEART.....I ALWAYS THANK TO KANCHAN BARUAH FOR GIFTED US THIS NICE ASSAMESE NOVEL..........
    DURGASHRI BORA

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  5. No one can write ASIMAT JAR HERAL SIMA twice. I am very proud that i have read this prestigious novel and always remain this book in my heart.No one can forget Champa, Gauri Chandan and Uma.
    Prabir

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  6. I AM VERY SURPRISED WHY OUR FILM MAKER DO NOT COME FORWARD TO MAKE A NICE MOVIE OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS NOVEL (APART FROM SRI RATAN LAHKAR IN KOHINOOR THEATRE WHO STAGED THIS NOVEL TWICE AND WITH GREAT SUCCESS.) HOPE EVERY CULTURED ASSAMESE PERSON INCLUDING ALL SOCIO CULTURAL ORGANISATION COME FORWARD FOR MAKING A UNIQUE FILM IN ASSAM FILM INDUSTRY.

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  7. It was really a very wonderful experience reading the novel.The description given on every occasion was fantastic.While reading the novel I could clearly picturise the events n realize the gravity of the situation deeply.A true Masterpiece..

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  8. Aseemat Jar Heral Seema

    No person will sleep without reading this book completely.

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  9. I want to give a big thanks to Kanchan Baruah for giving us l

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  10. a great book..,..the beautiful description of dual concept of love,the gripping storyline,even the 3 day battle action was awesome....realy a book of dreams

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  11. THIS IS THE BEST NOVEL EVER WRITTEN...I HAVE READ IT MORE THAN 6 TIMES ...THOUGH IT IS NOT ENOUGH.....SUCH A LOVELY NOVEL !!!! NO OTHER NOVEL CAN BE COMPARED WITH IT.....THE CHARACTERS IN "ASHIMOT JAR HERAL HIMA" CANNOT BE FORGOTTEN ..........EVERGREEN NOVEL .........

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  12. I would like to thank the author of this review. The name of this book always strikes a cord in my heart. It takes me back to Assam so very long time ago. I accidentally happened to visit this page and I am glad I did. I would like to see many more reviews like this of past and contemporary Assamese literature

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  13. Thanks everyone for your lovely and encouraging words. There are thousands of Assamese book/novel lovers who keeps 'Aseemat Jar Heral Seema' at the topmost position in their list. Its your inspiration that keep me continuing this blog.

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  14. Champa namor cherecter to mur bor val lagil. kanchan sir aponi vabene je tair nisina ditio agoraki suali ei pithivit hosakoi thakibo pare buli?

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  15. What a book yaar.
    We all assamese fell proud of these book.

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  16. "Assimot Jar Heral Seema" Mur babe ek nostalgia...Champaloi monot porile etiyao bukukhon bedonat musor khai uthe.

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