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Set in the times of unrest and turmoil at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel paints the hoary history of assams most famous temple of the sakta cult, kamakhya. Her published works include a poetry collection, we called the river red. A feminist reading of an unfinished autobiography galaxy. Indira goswami who has adopted the pen name mamoni raisom goswami was a writer, poet, editor and activist from assam, india. List of important books and authors for various competitive. Goswami is a recipient of jnanpith award along with a number of accolades. From a stepping stone to a milestone popularly known as mamoni raisom goswami, indira goswami was an assamese poet, editor, writer, professor and scholar who was also known as mamoni baideo. Jaatra is often classed as a story set against the backdrop of militant violence in assam. Indira goswami was born in guwahati to umakanta goswami and ambika devi, a family that was deeply associated with sattra life of the ekasarana dharma. Indira goswami, the famous editor, poet, scholar and writter won the jnanpith award in which language. Prof bhabananda deka 19 august 1929 4 december 2006 has been acknowledged as the pioneer assam economist and author, who conducted pathbreaking research for the very first time on the economy of the far eastern part of india.
The pathetic condition of the widows is portrayed poignantly by the writer. Indira goswami 14 november 1942 29 november 2011, known by her pen name mamoni raisom goswami and popularly as mamoni baideo, was an indian editor. She was a professor in the department of modern indian languages in the university of delhi. I propose that i may be allowed to edit the corresponding part of the article and insert the following. Mamoni raisom goswami the voice of the oppressed who. Set in late 19th century assam, the bronze sword of tengphakhri tehsildar is the heroic tale of a bodo freedom fighter who was, arguably, the first woman revenue collector in british india. Pages stained with blood 2001 originally published as tej aru dhulire dhushorito prishtha is an assamese novel by indira goswami that depicts the gory sikh pogrom in delhi as an aftermath of the assassination of the indian prime minister indira gandhi in june 1984. Mamoni raisom goswami essay custom university papers.
Indira goswami indira goswami biography poem hunter. He was also a leading indianassamese litterateur of the famed awahonramdhenu era of assamese literature during the mid20th century. Hi, guys wordpandit is here with the list of allimportant books and their authors as questions related to the authors of book or newly launched books are often asked in which various competition exams. Born in 1942 she has published several creative and scholarly works in assamese and english. In many ways the story of modern india, its pains, its struggles, its triumphs, its selfmaking, is inscribed on the creative identity of indira. Arnab ranjan goswami born 7 march 1973 is an indian journalist and television news anchor, who is the editor and majority owner of the news channel republic tv. Preyoshi by nimai bhattacharya book name preyoshi book type premer galpo pdf book author. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover surbhis connections and jobs at similar companies. Dr mamoni raisom goswami, the jnanpith winner bids adieu. The womanist and feminist characters in indira goswami. She portrayed a lifelike picture of the society and culture in front of us in all her novels. An english translation of her assamese book, this autobiography exudes a quiet courage with which she faced the tormenting pain and desolation she suffered since childhood. Tusker by indira goswami told vox he determined to. Indira goswami, known by her pen name mamoni raisom goswami and popularly as mamoni baideo, was an indian editor, poet, professor, scholar and writer.10 1089 1615 1275 360 13 1607 667 464 1244 1386 1053 1308 411 517 1247 1367 1001 1604 393 818 799 1059 462 954 619 310 1482 1349 6 488 1048 1426 1452 1388 837 1352 619 1384 405 833 1233 485 658