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Rare honour for Bodo writer

TANGLA: Noted Bodo writer Dr.Rita Baro has fetched no less pride to the people of Assam when she was declared the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in Bodo language. Dr Baro has been named for Sahitya Akademi award for her short-novel,
'Thwisam'.

The novel deals with the story of a  spoiled martyr's son who leaves home after cheating his mother of the ex-gratia compensation amount received from the government for his father's death. Talking to Assam Times, she said, "I'm quite elated over the award. I just like to portray the social happenings specifically the diversion of the youths towards motor- bikes and other high end goods.," said Baro.

She teaches Bodo literature in Tangla College in Udalguri district and is busy working for her next novel. Prior to this she won Mangal Chandri  Brahma Award by Udalguri Bodo Sahitya Sabha. "This is my first recognition for my literary award. It's highly
satisfactory to be honoured by Sahitya Akademy. I never wrote to be a litterateur but writing is my hobby and I derive great satisfaction through it," an excited Baro said. 

Thwisam is her second novel published in 2014. She has penned 3 novels and another is on the verge of publlication. 
Born on August, 28 in 1975, she did her schooling at Tangla Girls' HS school and her graduation in Tangla College holding double masters degree in Assamese and Bodo from Gauhati University and subsequently pursued her Phd degree in the year
2010. She is currently engaged as an assistant professor in Bodo in Tangla College.



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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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