Prarthana Saikia writes fiction in Assamese. She has three publications to her credit, which includes one short story collection (Yatra Enekoiye) and two novels (Platformot Etiya Kono Nai & Jantadhari). Her second novel Jantadhari, a political fantasy had owned Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2016. She has also published various short stories and novellas in leading Assamese literary journals.
Prarthana is a student of anthropology. After completing a research degree from university of Delhi, presently she is pursuing her PhD research at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati.