What Is HemKosh? - General Knowledge

What Is HemKosh?

Hemkosh is the first etymological dictionary of the Assamese language based on Sanskrit spellings. It was first published in the early 20th century under the supervision of Capt. P. R. Gordon, ISC and Hemchandra Goswami.

On Sept 21, 2022, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi had received a copy of the Braille version of Assamese Dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ from a famous, senior supreme court lawyer Jayanta Baruah. Hemkosh was among the earliest Assamese dictionaries dating back to 19th century.

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