বহী। | ১৭ বছৰ, ১ম সংখ্যা। ruage. Assamese is believed to have attained ijte present state of development independently of and earlier them Bengali; and it is the speech of a distinct nationality which has always strenously resisted the offorts which have been made to foist Bengali on it.” | গেইট চাৰৰ এই কথাৰ সমালোচনা কৰি বিদ্যাবিনোদ মহাশয় ইংৰাজীতে লেখিছে-" But the argument of Mr. Gait is open to criticism, The first Assamese books we written by Sankar Deva, Madhab Deva, Ananta Kandali and others, who tourished during Narnaray's time, i e, y the middle of the t6th Century. But the poems of Chandidas were composed about a centuary and a half earlier (circ 14po A. D) and Kritibas also wrote his Ramayan about a ceth tuary earlier (Circ 1450 A f) * So, the Assamese litera- ture cannot claim precedence in tiine. Wether its deve- lopment was 'independently of Bengal' or not is a point which it is very difficult to discuss. But when we consider even Qa Mr. Gait's authority, that the wave of the religious movement of Sri Chaitanya reached Assam and led to the foundation of the Mahapurtshya sect, the wave of the renaissance of the vernacular titerature to propagate that religion of love and devotion in Bengal must have also done much to stir p the literary activity among the inhabitants of Kamrupa. The unication of these two dialects Assamese and Bengali, would not it my humble ৩g i.
- ion, lead to any other results than beneficia to the people
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