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Born in 1948 in Assam, Ms. Bandita Phukan is the first lady mechanical engineer of Assam as well as of the North East Region, who passed B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Assam Engineering College, Jalukbari in 1971.
   
She offered her service as an engineering graduate and thus, held prestigious posts in the Assam Gas Company, Oil India Ltd., Assam Conductors and Tubes Ltd. And Assam Industrial Development Corporation.
   
Then she went to USA in 2001 to join in an industrial organization and came back to Assam after almost two years.
   
Bandita started her writing career as a children writer. One of her children novel has seventh edition respectively. National Book Trust also published her children novels which been translated into various Indian languages as well as in English. ( Till date thirty nos. original children novels been published ).
   
“Joymoti”, a comic written by her in English, was published by Amar Chitra Katha, Mumbai, which was also been translated to various Indian regional languages.
   
Also she is the first lady science fiction writer in N.E. Region. She wrote a numbers of books on science fictions ( 4 novels, 3 collections ), one of which been translated into Bangla. Some of her short stories, science fiction, articles were been translated into English magazines as well as n some American journals.
   
She has written four technical book on car, machines & equipments, laboratory experiments etc.
   
She has also translated the work of authors as diverse as Ruskin Bond ( assigned by Sahitya Academi ), Mark Twain, George Orwell, and John Stein Back, from English to Assamese language.
   
She also translated twenty books based on biographies of twenty world famous scientists from English.
   
AWARDS : She has won award from the Assam Publication Board for her children novel – “ Jumi, Rima aru xi*hot ”. One of her children novel was been awarded as the best children novel by “ Asom Lekhika Sontha ” and another too by “ Dibrugarh Jila Sahitya Porixod ”
   
She also won the best short story award from “ Sodou Assam Lekhika Somarwh ”.
   
In 2006, the same organization offered her an award for her contributions in children literature.
   
Till date, ninety three books including eighteen children novels written by her were been published.
   
Lots of articles on various subjects, short stories, novelettes written by her were been published in different magazines and papers in Assam.
   
Bandita was awarded Sahitya Akedemi for children literature in 2011.
   
She was awarded Sahityk Bota from the Govt. of Assam in 2011.
   
Awarded Nilima Dutta "XWORONI BOTA" by All Assam Lekhika Xontha for her translation works for the year 2014 - 15.
   
Mohan Bigyanir Xoixob Kal (Translated into Bodo Language by Punyakh Bosumatary).
   
One of her short story MULYOBOWDH was included in the 10th Standard syllabus in the SEBA course.
   
One of her Children Novel "XIHONTE KHELISIL" was staged as a Children Drama by Antara G. Choudhury.
   
She has been approved for Literary Pension from Government of Assam.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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