An attempt has been made in this paper to enquire if women experience linguistic discrimination which reduces them to invisible frail creatures devoid of individual identity in the backdrop of Assamese, an Indo-Aryan language. The methodology of this paper is partly based on a survey conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru University campus and partly based on the critical appraisal of some famous proverbs available in Assamese. The Assamese language, being a cultural mirror and an echo of prejudices and stereotypes prevalent in Assamese society, portrays an explicit canvas of the male dominance and powerlessness of females.

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