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Dr Arupa Patangia Kalita

Laurels pouring in for Dr Arupa Patangia Kalita as The Assam Valley Literary Award for year 2016 was presented to her at a programme at the Pragjyoti Cultural Complex yesterday.Dr Arupa Patangia Kalita is a prolific writer and a vocal supporter of gender equality.

A recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Dr Kalita has an immense body of work to her credit. She has authored several novels and collections of short stories, a number of which have been translated into English, Hindi and Bengali. Works like Mriganabhi, Ayananta, Arunimar Swadesh, Felani, Jaltarangar Sur among others have made her immensely popular among the readers. Her writings have also been included in textbooks.

The Assam Valley Literary Award was instituted in the year 1990 by the Willamson Magor Education Trust with the prime objective of honouring the stalwarts, who have kept alive the richness of Assamese literature and inspired a new generation of creative writers to keep alive Assam’s literary heritage. The award comprises a citation, a trophy and a draft of Rs 4 lakh.

(With Inputs from The Assam Tribune)