noticeable is that some of the words are so artistically selected that their very sounds express the senses. What constitutes the supreme attraction of his work is his happy knack of expressing his lofty thoughts in lonely Assamese words, pure and simple, which go to show how rich is our so-called “corruption" language in point of its indigenous vocabulary. The region of poetry is, in my opinion, the proper field of author's literary activity and it is hoped that his labours in this direction will be crowned with success. The book has already met with a favourable reception in the hands of the public as it is borne out by the large assortment of testimonials, and the Text-Book Committee may fairly and wisely prescribe it as a Text-Book in the Middle Vernacular and Middle English Schools.
October 22, 1896
(from the Hon'ble Srijut Manik Chandra Barua, the late lamented Member of the Assam legislative Council)
Many thanks for a copy of your ‘Jnyan-Malini’ which I have read with very great pleasure. Your book has enriched our literature.
Wishing you every success.
(Sd.) M. c. BARUA.