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Eminent Writer from Assam Anima Guha Passes Away

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed grief on the demise of the eminent writer and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.

Eminent Writer from Assam Anima Guha Passes Away

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 July 2021 1:45 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: Eminent writer Anima Guha from Assam has passed away on Wednesday due to age-related ailments.

Anima Guha was 90.

She breathed her last at her residence in Guwahati's Ulubari.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed grief on the demise of the eminent writer. He also conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family and wished eternal peace to the departed soul.

Anima Guha completed her Masters degree after her marriage to renowned historian and economist Amalendra Guha. She also did her PhD in in anthropology from Pune University.

Anima Guha was also pool officer of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research from 1980-1984.

A literary pensioner, Anima has written several books, essays, articles, translations and travelogues. Apart from participating in various seminars and conferences, Anima Guha has also published a number of research papers in scientific journals.

She also presented papers at the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Science held in Zagrel (Yugoslavia) and in New Delhi.

In 2015, her husband and eminent historian, economist and social scientist Dr Amalendu Guha died here today following old age ailments.

An author who wrote in English, Assamese and Bengali, Guha has several books to his credit including his most acclaimed book 'Planter Raj to Swaraj'.

He was also known for his extensive research related to the socio-economic history of Assam.

Guha, through a registered will in the year 2005, had donated his body to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital for research and pledged his eyes to Shankardev Nethralaya, Guwahati.


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