Maheswar Neog

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Maheswar Neog
Born(1915-09-07)7 September 1915
Died13 September 1995(1995-09-13) (aged 80)
OccupationProfessor and Writer
Parent(s)Manik Chandra Neog and Chandra Probha Neog

Professor Maheswar Neog (7 September 1915 – 13 September 1995) was an Indian academic who specialised in the cultural history of the North East India especially Assam, besides being an Assamese-language scholar and poet.[1][2][3][4] He was a top Indologist, and his work covers all disciplines of Indian studies, folk-lore, language, dance, history, music, religion, drama, fine arts, paintings, historiography and hagiography, lexicography and orthography, epigraphy and ethnography. His research includes multi-dimensional features of Vaishnava renaissance in Assam through Srimanta Sankardev, Madhabdev, Damodardev, Haridev, Bhattadev and other Vaishnava saints of Assam.[5]

An editorial in the Assam Times called him "a versatile scholar and visionary thinker with encyclopedic range."[6] He remained Jawaharlal Nehru Professor at Gauhati University and later Saint Sankaradeva Professor at Punjabi University.

He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 1974,[7] also in the same year he remained the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha (Assam Literary Society).[8] In 1994, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship the highest honour conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.[9]



  1. Mukunda Madhava Sharma; Satyanarayana Ratha (1974). Dr. Maheswar Neog: A Profile and a Short Bibliography. Lawyer's Book Stall.
  2. "Professor Maheswar Neog". Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. Bipuljyoti Saikia (7 September 1915). "Bipuljyoti Saikia's Homepage : Authors & Poets – Maheswar Neog". Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. "DU VC delivers Maheswar Neog lecture". The Assam Tribune Online. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  5. "IGNCA Library Maheswar Neog's Collection of Books | IGNCA". Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  6. Dhruvajyoti Barua (13 September 2009). "Dr Maheswar Neog's contribution to GU". The Assam Tribune Online. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  7. "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014.
  8. "List of Asam Sahitya Sabha presidents". Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  9. "SNA: List of Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Puraskarwinners (Akademi Fellows)". SNA Official website. Archived from the original on 6 December 2014.