Maheswar Neog
Born(1915-09-07)7 September 1915
Died13 September 1995(1995-09-13) (aged 80)
Occupation(s)Professor 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 Tribune 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. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. 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 October 2015.
  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.