Phuleswari Pegu was born in 1915 when India was under the
British regime, but the masses were dreaming for an
independent India. Her complexion was as white as a British
Shahib. Because of her complexion she was named Bilati and her
title was Doley. But the she stepped into school guided by her
brother Ganesh Doley, Bilati became Phuleswari Doley. But she
was the mother of an administrative officer Jivan Ch. Pegu
IAS. She is now eighty years old kind hearted grandma.
Phuleswai was married to late Surya Kanta Pegu and hence she
became Pegu. She started a cultural life in her husband’s
house. She was exercising a kind of literature which was oral;
unwritten. There was no written form of Missing dialect. But
there is abundant literature in oral tradition.
Phuleswari Pegu sang Midang (marriage song) and
Ainitam (bihu song)
In her youth she was a member of dignified Missing family
having a good farming, four elephants a herd of buffalos and
Her only objective of life was to make her son Jivan Ch. Pegu
an educated and she was successful in her mission. He became
D.C and Phuleswari Pegu lived with her son in her old days.
She keeps herself saturated with Assamese language and culture
whole heartedly. She was happy to know about Lekhika Samaroh
Samity. She feels that women should try to make themselves
literate and it is through education women can shine in their
Phuleswari Pegu’s success is achieved through the success of
her son. To mould a son like Jivan Pegu is not a matter of
joke. She believes that for positive outlook of life the need
of cultural life cannot be denied. She is just like a writer
in realization of this fact. The memory of Basudev than and
Subanshiri river is always alive in her memory. It must be
mentioned that the Ghunasuti of Rajani Kanta Bardoloi‘s
Miri Jeeyari is in Subanshiri river.