Born in 1948 , Ms. Bandita Phukan graduated from Assam Engineering College, in 1971 , becoming the first lady mechanical engineer of Assam and the North East. She worked in Assam Gas Company, Oil India Ltd. , Assam Conductors and Tubes Ltd., & Assam Industrial Development Corporation She also had completed a job assignment of two years in the USA .
She started her writing career as a children’s One of her children novel was awarded by the publication Board in Assam which has seen seventh edition till date.
National Book Trust has also published her children novels which been translated into various Indian languages including English.
“Joymoti”, a comic written by her in English, was published by Amar Chitra Katha, Mumbai, which has also been translated into various Indian regional languages.
She is the first lady science fiction writer in N.E. Region and and number of her science fiction books have been translated to Bangla , English , Boro etc. .
She had written original stories , novels , technical books etc and have translated books and articles of number of renowned authors for NBT , Sahitya Akademi , and other reputed
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Bandita has bagged many awards including the ‘ Sahitya Academi ‘ for children literature in 2011.