Anundoram Borooah

Anundoram Borooah (Assamese: আনন্দৰাম বৰুৱা; 1850–1889) was a great scholar in Sanskrit.[2] He was the first civilian (I.C.S) from Assam,[3] first graduate from Assam [4] and an eminent lawyer

Anundoram Borooah
Anundoram Borooah
Born21 May 1850[1]
Rajaduar,North Guwahati, Assam
Died19 January, 1889 (39 Years)
OccupationLawyer, ICS officer.
EducationFirst Indian to attain the post of district magistrate in india. He was the first person to qualify for the civil services(I.C.S) from Assam and fifth from India in 1870,
First Graduate of Assam
Alma materPresidency College, Calcutta.
Period1864 to 1869

Literary works

Sanskrit classics


  • Bhavabhuti's Mahavircharitam,
  • Saraswatikanthabharana,
  • Namalinganusasana,
  • Janakiramabhashya.

Other works

  • Bhavabhuti and His Place in Sanskrit Literature (1878)
  • A Practical English-Sanskrit Dictionary (Part I, II and III) (1877–80)
  • Higher Sanskrit Grammar: Gender and Syntax (1879)
  • Ancient Geography of India (1880)
  • A Companion to the Sanskrit-reading undergraduates of the Calcutta University (1878)
  • Comparison of a comprehensive dictionary of all Dialects of Bengal.


  1. "Anundoram Borooah Award Scheme". Assam Government. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. Phani Deka (2007). The Great Indian Corridor In The East. Mittal Publications. pp. 101–. ISBN 978-81-8324-179-3. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  3. Dipankar Banerjee. "A tale of the first torchbearer of higher education in Northeast". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  4. "For the first time in Assam". Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  5. "Ananda Ram Barua". Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.

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