Mamoni Raisom Goswami


Indian writer, poet, professor, scholar and editor

A graduate in Assamese literature from Cotton College, and Masters' from Gauhati University, Indira Goswami is a writer, poet, professor, scholar and editor. She is known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and popularly as Mamoni Baideo was born on 14 November 1942 at Amranga in South Kamrup to an affluent Vaishnavite Brahmin family who owned a sattra (monastry). In 1982, she was given Sahitya Akademi Award (for Mamore Dhora Tarowal). In 2000 she received Jnanpith Award. She was awarded by Asom Ratna – the highest civilian award in the State of Assam, India. Awarded the Ambassador for Peace from the Inter Religious and International Federation for World Peace and The International Tulsi Award from Florida International University for her book, Ramayana From Ganga To Brahmaputra. Alongwith these she also got many more awards. Her last novel after death: 2009 "Thengphakhri Tehsildaror Tamor Taruwal" ("The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Tehsildar") translated by Aruni Kashyap, published by Zubaan Books, 2013). She left for heavenly abode on 29 November 2011.