Indira Goswami

Indira Goswami(1942-2011) was one of the most celebrated Assamese writers. Better known to readers in India and abroad as Mamoni Raisom Goswami, she authored six novels, including The Moth-Eaten Howdah of the Tusker and The Blue-Necked Braja that dealt with the plight and exploitation of young widows in Vrindavan. She also published seven collections of short stories, a volume of poetry and an autobiography. She received the Jnanpith Award and Sahitya Akademi Award, amongst other honours.