Sananta Tanty

Sananta Tanty was born in 1952 in Kalinagar TE of the little known Karimganj District of Assam .Tanty came from an Oriya speaking  poor Tea Garden Labourer family and was broughtup in a semi town environment of Ramkrishna Nagar.He received his education in the hill city Shillong and graduated  from Dibrugarh University in Upper Assam.During his childhood and adolescence he was exposed to Bengali literature through the Bengali language he first learnt and fall in love.He wrote his first poem ,a love lyric in Bengali.But his stay in Jorhat at the threshold of his youth and the lucidity and life of the Assamese language forced him to write in Assamese.A poet who is originally Oriya,educated in Bengali and writes in Assamese is definitely a success.His left radicalism and sensitivity during the time of great political unrest in Assam in eighties made him a voice to be reckoned with.

Sananta Tanty has thirteen collections of poems to his credit and all are highly acclaimed by the readers as well the critics.His first collection of Poems ‘Ujjwal Nakhatrar Sondhanot ‘was published in 1981 followed by ‘Moi Manuhor Amal Utsav’in 1985,’Nizor Biruddhey Sesh Prastab’in 1990,’Sabdat othoba Sabdahinotat’ in 1993,’Mrityur Agar Stoppageot’in 1996,’Toponito ketiaba Barisha Ahey’in 1997,’Dhuan Sar Sopun’ in 1999,’Dirno Bosontor Saurav’in 2002,’Apuni Apunar Hotey Yudhha Koribo Paribone’in 2004,’Moi’ in 2008,’Mur Nirabhoron Atmar Sokaboho Sobdobur’in 2010,Kailoir Dinto Amar Hobo in 2013 etc.

He is a recipient of Mrinalini Devi Goswami Award  by Asom Kavi Samaj in 1992,Beer Birsha Munda Award in 2002,Osman Ali Sodagar Samannya Award by Char Chapori Sahitya Parishad in 2011,Krantikal Samman in 2014,Nizora Kavi Sailadhar Rajkhowa Award by Asom Sahitya Sabha in 2015,and SIRISH-OIL Literary Award by APPL Foundation in 2016.