Mamoni Raisom Goswami

About Mamoni Raisom Goswami:

  • Indira Goswami (14 November 1942 – 29 November 2011), known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and popularly as Mamoni Baideo, was an Indian writer, poet, professor, scholar and editor.
  • She was the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award (1983), the Jnanpith Award (2000) and Principal Prince Claus Laureate (2008).
  • A celebrated writer of contemporary Indian literature, many of her works have been translated into English from her native Assamese which include The Moth Eaten Howdah of the Tusker, Pages Stained With Blood and The Man from Chinnamasta.
  • She was also well known for her attempts to structure social change, both through her writings and through her role as mediator between the armed militant group United Liberation Front of Asom and the Government of India.
  • The film Adajya is based on her novel and won international awards
  • Her significant works include Neelkanthi Braja, Mamore Dhora Tarowal aru Dukhon Uponyas, Datal Hatir Une Khowa Howda, An Unfinished Autobiography (Assamese: আধা লেখা দস্তাবেজ) etc.