Jnanadabhiram Barua

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Jnanadabhiram Barua
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Born (1880-07-08)8 July 1880
Fouzdaripatty, Nagaon, Assam
Died 27 January 1955(1955-01-27) (aged 74)
Occupation Writer, Dramatist, Teacher, Lawyer
Language Assamese
Nationality Indian

Jnanadabhiram Barua (Assamese: জ্ঞানদাভিৰাম বৰুৱা; 1880-1955)[1] was a notable writer, dramatist, and translator of Assam. He also participated in India's freedom struggle.

Early life & Education[edit]

He was born at Fouzdaripatty, Nagaon, Assam to Gunabhiram Barua and Bishnupriya Devi on 8 July 1880. He received his early education in Nagaon. Thereafter he went to Calcutta and London for further education.

Literacy works[edit]

Some of his works include Venishor Saud, Pancharatna, Dodair poja, and Bialator Sithi (Letters from Abroad).[1] Mor Katha is his autobiographical book.[2] He was the president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha in 1933 held at North Lakhimpur, Assam.[3] He translated Laxminath Bezbarua's Burhi aair xadhu into English.

Personal life[edit]

Jnanadabhiram's daughter Ira Barua married Gitindranath Tagore and their eldest daughter is noted Indian film actress Sharmila Tagore.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b C. Vijayasree (1 January 2004). Writing the West, 1750-1947: Representations from Indian Languages. Sahitya Akademi. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-81-260-1944-1. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Rajen Saikia (1 July 2000). Social and economic history of Assam, 1853-1921. Manohar Publishers & Distributors. ISBN 978-81-7304-344-4. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Asam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Vedanti.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  4. ^ "President pays glowing tribute to Sankaradeva". The Assam Tribune. 2013-05-14. Archived from the original on 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 

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