Arupa Patangia Kalita; tr. Ranjita Biswas
Arupa Patangia Kalita is one of the leading, award-winning voices in contemporary Assamese literature. Together she has written more than twenty novels and short-story collections. She won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 for Mariam Austin othoba Hira Barua, which this book offers in English translation. Arupa is also a recipient of the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award, the Katha Prize, the Prabina Saikia Award, the Assam Valley Literary Award and the Troilokyanath Goswami Memorial Award. The English translation of her novel Felanee (2011) was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award. Her books have been translated into Bengali, English and Hindi. She recently retired from the English department at Tangla College, Assam. Ranjita Biswas is an award-winning translator of fiction, a short-story writer, journalist and travel writer. Her translations include Written in Tears, an anthology of stories by Arupa Patangia Kalita, which was a recipient of Sahitya Akademi's Best Translation Award in English, and As the River Flows. She has written a travelogue titled Notes from a Spanish Diary
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