Debabrata Sharma

Dr. Devabrata Sharma
Residence Malou Ali, Jorhat, Assam
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Assamese
Citizenship Indian
Education MA, PhD
Occupation Professor
Home town Jorhat
Title Dr.
Religion Hindu
Spouse Santana Sharma
Children None
Parents Dindayal Sharma (Father)

Dr. Debabrata Sharma is an Assamese Brahmin from Jorhat district of Assam. He is known for his uncompromising opposition to caste oppression in a region where the Dalit movement is feeble. He is also the Secretary of Eklabya Prakashan, a publishing house named after the legendary outsider figure Ekalavya of the Mahabharata.[1]

Profession

By profession he is the Head of the Department of English in Jorhat College[2] and a lecturer in Jorhat College, Jorhat, Assam.[1]

Family background

He is from a family whose forefathers were martyrs in India’s freedom struggle and in the anti-monarchy and caste movement from 1789 to 1806. “I have imbibed that tradition and I don’t believe in caste. I had to purge myself of upper caste feeling, which is not easy in a civil society. I was even shot at by ULFA militants for opposing their theory of de-nationalisation of Assamese people.” -- said Dr Sharma.[1] He is now working as the chief editor on the Asomiya Jatiya Abhidhan, an ambitious Assamese national dictionary to be released on January 1, 2010.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Rehman, Teresa (April 26, 2008). "A Full Quiver". Tehelka Magazine 5 (16). http://www.tehelka.com/story_main38.asp?filename=cr260408full_quiver.asp. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Dictionaries in the making in Assam". (Friday, September 14, 2007). http://www.merinews.com/article/dictionaries-in-the-making-in-assam/126350.shtml. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 



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