Ananda Chandra Barua
Ananda Chandra Barua was born on December 31, 1907, at Khumtai Tea Estate, in upper Assam. His father was Late Premadhar Barua and mother Late Indrani Devi. They had eight children, of which Ananda Chandra was the fourth. He is popularly known as Bokul Bonor Kobi.
Ananda started his schooling at Dhekiakhowa and showed keen interest in his studies. He had also received several scholarships in the primary stage till he went to study in the Government Boys’ High School at Jorhat. When he was a student of Class VI, the seeds of literature germinated in the mind of young Ananda Chandra. He began to contribute his writings to the hand written school magazine called Jeuti. It was at the high ... more »
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Hafiz And I
Yes, it was I, I remember now
Who had drunk the fragrant wine of persia
With unquenched thirst
and with purling music had enticed my heart.
I was Khayyam and Hafiz, with flowing beard
And dozing eyes
Face clouded with dreams and riddles
Mind impassioned in eager love
Mellow on the pink grape wine
Overflowing the cask
I saw on leaves and trees and grass and sedge
But the passing of a moment of love
In the contours of Anarkali I saw
A deep sea of mystery
As if the wishes of the unseen one
Were but a strain of my love’s melody.