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Amrit Baruah was born and raised in the eastern part of Assam Valley, in the heart of the tea-growing region. Heleft at theage of sixteen to attend Presidency College inCalcutta (now Kolkata), where he stayed on after gradua-tion for employment with jute industry laborers duringthelast fewdays oftheBritish Raj in India.In 1952 Amrit left for Boston, to study at Boston Univer-sity and Harvard. He has been in the U.S. since then, oneofthe earliest immigrants from India. He has worked inthe ﬁelds of mental health and community organization(in pre-civil-rights-era South Philadelphia), and hastaught at universities. Currently he is a part-time writer,psychotherapist, and organization consultant located inMaryland.