Noted Assamese historian Dr Amalendu Guha passes away
Noted Assam historian and social scientist Dr. Amalendu Guha passed away on 7 May 2015 in Guwahati, Assa, following age related ailments. He was 91.
He was known for his extensive research related to the socio-economic history of North eastern state of Assam.
About Dr. Amalendu Guha
- Dr Guha was born in Manipur in 1924 and later had migrated to Guwahati.
- He was a prolific writer and had written several books in English, Assamese and Bengali.
- His most acclaimed book was ‘Planter Raj to Swaraj: Freedom Struggle and Electoral Politics in Assam’ which was outcome of his remarkable historical research related to the socio-economic history of state.
- His other books are Economy and Central Asia: Movement of Peoples and Ideas from Times Prehistoric to Modern and Medieval and Early Colonial Assam: Society, Polity.
- Dr Guha also had composed poems both in Asomiya and Bengali. His published poetry collections were Tumaloi (Asomiya) and Luit Parrar Gatha (Bengali).
- He was an active member of All India Students’ Federation (AISF) and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
- He was also an executive member of the Indian History Congress (IHC) from 1975 to 77. He also had served as President of North East History Association (NEHA) from 1981 to 82.
- He was President of Indian History Congress Modern India Session in 1983.
- Awards and Honours: Sahityacharya Sanman of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, Asom Prakashan Parishad Award, Pt Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Gold Plaque of Asiatic Society, etc.