Barua responsible for modernist trend in Assamese poetry

Noted writer Nagen Saikia has described Sahitya Akademi award-winning poet Ajit Barua as an “iconic figure” who pioneered the modernist trend in Assamese poetry.

Delivering the second Ajit Barua Memorial lecture in Dibrugarh University yesterday, Saikia, a former professor at the university, said Barua was equally at home with western and Indian schools of thoughts.

“We should evaluate our literature with Indian aestheticism and various Indian literary theories. Ajit Barua is the sole literary giant in Assam who was at home with both western and Indian schools of thoughts”, Saikia said. Read more

Source: Business Standard