Amulya Barua

Amulya Barua

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Amulya Barua Profile

  • Name:
  • Amulya Barua
  • Born:
  • June 30, 1922
  • Died:
  • August 18, 1946
  • Profession / Known For:
  • Poet

Amulya Barua Biography

Amulya Barua was a prominent Assamese poet whose works were published only after his death. Published as a collection of poems titled – Achina, it includes many popular poems. He was killed in the infamous communal violence of Bengal in 1946 at the age of only 24. His poems were published posthumously in 1964 and made him a pioneer of modern Assamese poetry, though he couldn’t witness it. Thus his death in a very young age was a great loss to Assamese poetry world.


Amulya Barua was born at Jorhat on June 30, 1922. He spent his childhood and adulthood at Jorhat itself where he completed his education. He was a brilliant student and completed matriculation from Jorhat Govt High School in the year 1941 with excellent marks. Then he joined prestigious Cotton College at Guwahati, but had to return back for some unavoidable domestic problem and continue his education at his hometown Jorhat itself. He joined JB College and became a graduate in 1945 and moved to Kolkata for higher studies. But some communal riots resulted in the death of Amulya, along with his hostel mates at Raja Ram Narayan Street, Kolkata.


Amulya chose the logical path of poetry and became vocal against social injustices existed then, instead of being a romantic poet, which was quite common in those days. His poems are definitely a sketch of a period of society then. He preached the glory of man through his poems. Koyla is one of his highly acclaimed poems published in 1944. Kukur, Andhaaraor Hahakar, Biplabi, Aji Amar Bihu, Bharatir Muktir Swapna and Beishya are also best among the best.

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Updated: June 17, 2014


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