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Amulya Barua (Assamese: অমূল্য বৰুৱা) was a pioneer of modern Assamese poetry. He was born at Jorhat on June 30, 1922. In 1941, he passed matriculation examination from Jorhat Govt High School with letter marks in Assamese and in 1945 he passed his B.A. examination from Jagannath Barooah College, Jorhat. Then he went to Kolkata for higher studies and admitted into the MA class of Calcutta University. But Amulya Barua was killed in the infamous communal violence of Bengal in 1946 along with many of his hostel mates at Raja Ram Narayan Street, Kolkata. His only collection of poems, Achina (The Stranger), was published in 1964 after his death. Some of his famous poems include Andhaaraor Hahakar (The Tumult of Darkness), Beishya (The Prostitute), Biplobi (The Revolutionary) and Kukur (The Dog).[1]

Amulya Barua
অমূল্য বৰুৱা.jpg
Born (1922-06-30)June 30, 1922
Jorhat, Assam
Died August 18, 1946(1946-08-18) (aged 24)
Occupation poet
Language Assamese
Nationality Indian


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  • Handbook of Twentieth-Century Literatures of India, Edited By Nalini Natarajan
  • Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology By K. M. George