Kanaklal Barua

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Kanaklal Barua
Assam, India
Died18 January 1940
OccupationWriter, Essayist, Historian, Politician

Kanaklal Barua (1872-1940) was a prominent writer, essayist, historian and politician from Assam who wrote mainly in the English language. He was one of the literary stalwarts of the Jonaki Era, the age of romanticism of Assamese literature.[1] He was the president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha in 1924 held at Dibrugarh district, Assam.[2] In 1929 he was elected to Assam Legislative Assembly. He also served as a member of the Viceroy's Executive Council. He was the founder president of the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti (Assam Research Society).[3] He was rewarded with the "Raibahadur" title by the British Government.


His books include Studies in the Early History of Assam, An Early History of Kamarupa From the Earliest Time to the Sixteenth Century[4] and Manual of Co-operative Societies in Assam. He was also an editor of the Jonaki magazine for some months.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Datta, Amaresh (1988). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Devraj to Jyoti. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  2. ^ "Asam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Vedanti.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  3. ^ "The Sentinel". Sentinelassam.com. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  4. ^ "A Bibliography on the History of Assam | Assam Portal". Assam.org. Retrieved 2013-05-10.

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