Author

Arupa Kalita Patangia

Indian writer

country of citizenship: India
language of expression: Assamese
educated at: Cotton College, Guwahati
occupation: writer, screenwriter
award received: Sahitya Akademi Award

Arupa Kalita Patangia is an Indian novelist and short story writer and known for her fiction writing in Assamese. Her literary awards include: the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad award, the Katha Prize and the Prabina Saikia Award. In 2014, she received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for her short stories book named Mariam Austin Othoba Hira Barua. Her books have been translated to English, Hindi, and Bengali. Her works touch upon Assamese history and culture, addressing the lives people from middle and lower income brackets, and focus specifically on concerns of women, violence, and insurgency.
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