in certain uncritical quarters to brand Assamese as a more patois of Bengali. Assamese youngmen who lived in Calcutta as students took up arms against this humiliation and did all that lay in their power, by carrying on a regular propaganda in the press, to restore to their mother tongue its legitimate recognition as a daughter of. Sanskrit, as diffe rent from Bengali as English is from Spanish or Italian, They stinted themselves of the meagre allowance remitted from home and conducted two papers, the Bijuli and the Jonaki, to champion the cause of Assamese and to re-kindle in the minds of all Assamese-speaking people a confidence and interest in their native literature. The resultant effect of this strenuous literary campaign was the failure that attended the University career of several Assamese young men who afterwards distinguished themselves in various spheres of activity. Among them are included men like Srijut Lakshminath Bezbarua, the premier Assamese man of letters of the present day, Rai Bahadur Anandachandra Agarwala, the poet and superintendent of Police, and Rai Shaib Padmnanath Gohain-Barua, special literary pensioner.
Mr. Goswami identified himself with the successful conduction of the fores and he wrote a series of articles on the history and development of Assamese language and literature, Though he failed to get a degree he cherished a great love of the Presidency College, and his face glowed with enthusiasm when he spoke of his distinguished Professors F. J. Rowe, W, T. Webb, C. H. Tawney, J, O. Bose and H. M. Percival.
Mr. Goswami's family circumstances did not allow him to remain longer in Calcutta as he had to earn bread for himself and the other members, he being married in the meantime. He served as the Head Master of the Sonaram High School at Gauhati after which he went to Shillong, the capital of Assam, to try his fortune there. He was in the Secretariat for some time where he came in contact