Thengal Bhavan, Jorhat

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Thengal Bhavan is the office from where the first Assamese newspaper was published. Thengal Bhavan is located at Jalukonibari in Titabor, a neighbouring town of Jorhat. Thengal Bhavan happens to be the first daily newspaper in the Assamese language as well as the first regional newspaper ever to be published from a remote village of India.

Thengal Bhavan was built by Raibahadur Shiva Prasad Barooah in 1880. In 1929, Barooah started publishing a weekly Assamese newspaper. Later he converted the weekly newspaper into a daily one. The name of the newspaper was ‘Dainik Batari’. While Barooah was the owner, Bagmibar Nilamani Phukan was the editor.

To reach Thengal Bhavan, tourists can hire a taxi and travel to Titabor. Public transport buses to Titabor are also available. Titabor is about 20 kilometres from Jorhat, and it takes about 30 minutes on road.

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