Jyoti Prasad Agarwala: as a socio-political conscious person and a revolutionary dramatist.
Jyoti Prasad Agarwala was born at Tamulbari Tea Estate Tezpur on 17th January 1903. His father was Paramanda Agarwala and mother was Kironmoyee Agarwala. He was born in a Marowari family but his contribution towards Assamese culture and literature was huge for that he was known as Rupkonwar. He was matriculated in 1921 and went to Germany for learning film making. He started film making and released joymoti in 1935, the first Assamese film. He was a famous Assamese playwright, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker. His works include sunit kuwari, karengor ligiri, nimati koina, rupalim, labhita are remarkable. Jyoti Prasad had written around 300 songs, collectively these songs are called “jyoti sangeet”. Jyoti Prasad was born at a time when India was under colonial power, as a politically conscious person his works are reflecting patriotic feelings. He was a great disciple of M. K. Gandhi. Jyoti Prasad was a active satyagrahi who had spread the concept of freedom and the spirit of Non-Violence through his works. He also composed a good number of patriotic songs. He was a revolutionary dramatist, he was influenced by the works of like W.B. Yeats, Eliot, Bernard Shaw etc. in my paper I basically discussed about his works towards society and freedom struggle of India and as a revolutionary dramatist.