Indira Goswami [Mamoni Baideo] (14 November 1942 – 29 November 2011 / Guwahati / India)
Indira Goswami (Assamese: ইন্দিৰা গোস্বামী, Hindi: इन्दिरा गोस्वामी, Tamil: இந்திரா கோஸ்வாமி), known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and popularly as Mamoni Baideo, was an Assamese editor, poet, professor, scholar and writer.
She was the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award (1983), the Jnanpith Award (2001) 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 ... more »
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