Arupa Patangia Kalita
Arupa Patangia Kalita is one of the most accomplished and refined writers of Assam. She has to her credit over 19 publications (some of which have been adapted as films and tele-films). She has been conferred a number of awards for her contribution to the realm of Assamese literaturethe Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Literary Award (1995), the Katha Award (1998), the Sahitya Akademi Award (2014) and the Assam Valley Literary Award (2017). A number of short stories written by her have been translated into English, Bengali and Hindi. Her works are used extensively for research by MPhil and PhD students. Some of her stories have been prescribed as text for universities, including the Gauhati University.