[Assam] Assam- Asom and Oxom
assamrs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 23:59:48 EDT 2006
>According to Ram, it is a non issue and Assamese are not >interested, and
there are too many important problems for >the Assamese to solve (what are
Just to clarify this a bit. That is not the opinion I hold.
But, as Barua says, I did contact a number of people in Assam (people who I
think, can create an awareness), and they all held that this was a
non-issue, and that there were more important things on the minds of the
Assamese. They even went as far as to say, that this is just an NRA
pre-occupation, and they don't view it that way.
On 10/11/06, Barua25 <barua25 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >I do not still understand why anyone would want to call such a beautiful
> >name "Assam" as Asom or Oxom
> That is my point. The name Assam should be left alone.
> But GOA has taken a resolution and Assam Tribune and Sentinel are adopting
> the name Asom. According to BB Kokaidew, the News paper editors are the
> kings who prevails. So unless we do something Assam will be Asom.
> I have not seen any protest from many Kharkhowa Assamese on this.
> In this net also I have not seen much protest.
> According to Ram, it is a non issue and Assamese are not interested, and
> there are too many important problems for the Assamese to solve (what are
> I personally donot agree with any of these 'hobo diok' attitude.
> We must save 'Assam' from 'Asom'.
> Any suggestion what to do.
> Rajen Barua
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mohan R. Palleti" <mrpallet at ncsu.edu>
> To: <assam at assamnet.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 10:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [Assam] Assam- Asom and Oxom
> I do not still understand why anyone would want to call such a beautiful
> name "Assam" as Asom or Oxom
> Why not call it Ahom instead, which is what some people are trying to push
> for. This is my personal opinion. This is because every most assamese
> words that have a "s" is actually prounced as "h"
> Assam, Okhom, baas (bamboo), baah, saag, haag, swaad, huad, Sukha,
> so my opinion is if Assam is written as Asom it actually meants to be
> prounced as Ahom....
> Mohan R. Palleti
> > I think the Asomiyas are the most confused lot; by Asomiyas, I mean the
> > Asom-walas (the Assamese who prefer to write the spelling Asom.)
> > First confusion is they donot seem to know, unless some Asom-wala would
> > explain, exactly which word they are trying to replace by the word Asom
> > Assam, the English word or Oxom (Axom), the Assamese word.
> > If they are trying to replace the English word Assam , then Asom would
> > an English word and I think they should write Asom and Asomese. (Like
> > India - Indian, Bengal - Bengalies, Bihar-Biharis, Kerela-Kerelian,
> > Punjab-Punjabese etc), and should leave the words Oxom and Oxomiya
> > But the problem is I have never seen any Asom-wala writing Asomese. I
> > always seen the writing Asomiyas. So one would think that by the word
> > they are actually trying to replace the Assamese word Axom or Oxom,
> > Now the confusion is if they are trying to replace the Assamese word,
> > (Oxom) then they are not trying to replace the English word Assam and
> > word Assam and Assamese should be left as it is.
> > When we write Asom Sahitya Sabha (Assam Literary Society) or Bharatiya
> > Jatiya Congress (Indian National Congress), we donot mean to replace the
> > English words Assam or India.
> > But from the writings, I am not sure what the confused lot Asom-walas
> > thinking or fighting for.
> > We always have two words; Assam and Axom, like India and Bharat.
> > Are they fighting for Assam and Asom or Asom and Axom?
> > Would some Asom-wala come forward and explain what is going on in their
> > mind.
> > Or is it another Hobo Diok type of demand of the Asomese?
> > Rajen Barua
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Ram Sarangapani
> > To: ASSAMNET
> > Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 3:48 PM
> > Subject: [Assam] Asom and Axom
> > This piece from the Sentinel seems to flit between Asom and Axom. They
> > ought to make up their minds.
> > Seminar on full autonomy status to Asom
> > Stress on keeping moral values alive in society
> > From our Correspondent
> > TANGLA, Oct 6: The Kalaigaon regional unit of the Asom Jatiyatabadi
> > Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) conducted a seminar on the topic - "Full
> > Autonomy is the Only Way for Asom's All-round Development"- recently at
> > Swahid Bhavan, Kalaigaon. Nagen Kakati, president, Darrang district unit
> > of the AJYCP, conducted the seminar and Tarun Azad Deka, noted social
> > worker of Kalaigaon locality and former secretary, Darrang district unit
> > of the Axom Xahitya Xabha (AXX), inaugurated the same.
> > In his speech, Deka laid stress on keeping the moral values alive in
> > society. According to him, a State with full autonomy would certainly
> > need people with high moral strength.
> > Speaking on the occasion as the chief speaker, general secretary of
> > AJYCP's central committee Pulak Choudhury spoke about the reasons for
> > which his organization had been raising its voice against the 'present
> > unequal Constitutional provisions' for the State of Asom. He also
> > explained the significance and benefits of awarding full autonomy to a
> > State like Asom.
> > Dwipen Konwar, advisor, Darrang district AJYCP, also spoke in the
> > seminar. Dr Keshab Chandra Dutta, retired Principal of Tangla College,
> > formally released a souvenir brought out on the occasion.
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