Jyotiprasad

Jyotishman Jyotiprasad

The mantra of flowers that bloomed beautifully day and night has now become the morning of faith today. Born on June 17, 1903, in the famous Agarwala family of Tamulbari Tea Estate in Dibrugarh, this newborn was named Jyotiprasad. Leading towards the luminous beauty, it was a dawn of enlightenment for him; about which Dr. Bhupen Hazarika wrote in his song at that time – ‘Agarwal Jyotiyai Yate Jyotir Prapat Boalé’. Utilizing the principles of Ahimsa and Sarvodaya, he accompanied the beautiful path; because he believed – ‘Only the beautiful can save the world, this is my mantra.’ In the language of the English poet Keats – ‘Beauty is truth, truth is beauty, that’s all you know on earth, and all we need to know.”

August 1921, Inspired by the ideals of his home ‘Poki’ and Gandhi, Jyotiprasad joined the ‘Swadeshi Clothes Boycott Movement’. Later, in Tezpur’s Majmajiya through ‘Ban Theater’, Fani Sharma, Padmanath Gohain Baruah, and Jyotiprasad Agarwala presented a play. Jyoti’s mind did not stay confined to just the artistic beauty; because he wrote – ‘The artist’s world is a world where non-violence or non-injury rules. In this world, there is no murder-violence, no sin-conflict; it is a world of human values; for which Jyotiprasad wrote many songs in his life to prevent the exploitation of the oppressed, the farmers-laborers, or the exploiters-exploited. ‘You must take a bath in the fire, make it clean and pure, new warriors of the new age’ inspired the new generation. He wrote in ‘The World of the Artist’ – ‘In the world of the artist, everyone will be an artist. The physical and mental excellence of man will create our ideal world.’ This transformational world of Jyotiprasad’s consciousness.

‘I am the transformational, I am the revolutionary hero / Revolution in revolution, thunderstorm of lightning / Announcing the arrival of the fire of fire.’ In the world of the artist, there is a wealth of beauty, a path of light. In his song, the sound of wealth is the strong voice of democracy, of socialism, and the unbreakable mantra of beautiful and illuminating invocation. Through the movie ‘Jai Mati’, Jyotiprasad’s contribution to the development of Assamese cinema was indispensable. Film critics agree that if there was a critical flaw in Jai Mati, it was the lack of Jyotiprasad’s active involvement in the making of the film.

However, the artistic extravagance, the critical acumen, and the effective representation of the feminine character in the film Lovita were rare, and in the second grand era, a powerful Assamese woman’s representation has been made, which is beyond the realm of Kanaklata or Bhogeswari Phukan. Furthermore, Jyotiprasad’s creation of dance choreography, costumes, and stage design in the play ‘Shonit Kuwari’ added a new Assamese music trend called ‘Shuddha Kamrupi Sangeet’ to the cultural environment.

In today’s Assamese music, the fusion or Folk Orchestra’s arrangement, be it composition, has been a long-standing examination and Jyoti’s creation has made it possible to present his musical-mother, the creation of nature, through which he has created a new dimension in Assamese music. ‘My melody, make the earth bloom with flowers / Pure love for the earth, make it pure and new.’ The heroic words of the new-age warriors have awakened. Through ‘Shilpir Prithivi’, he has written with a pen – ‘In the world of the artist, everyone will be an artist. The physical and mental excellence of man will create our ideal world.’ Jyotiprasad’s entire consciousness is the essence of this transformation.

‘In the transformation, I am the new age, I am the revolutionary hero / Revolution in revolution, thunderstorm of lightning / Announcing the arrival of the fire of fire.’ The beauty of the world of the artist, the search for truth. In his songs, he sang the prosperity, power, and charm of the feminine world, touching the hearts of the people, the strong, serene, and radiant mantras of the feminine world, the eternal land of sorrows, the beautiful and radiant mantra of the search for the light, which has been successful in liberating the human race from the shackles of the world. Through his plays, Jyotiprasad has presented rare and powerful Assamese women’s representatives, who, instead of being submissive or victims,