Ranjita Biswas is a journalist, fiction writer and translator. She translates from Assamese and has won a number of awards in the area, including the KATHA Best Translator award (1995 & 2000). Among her published books in translation are: “Fetters” (Sahitya Akademi), “Pita-Putra” (National Book Trust), “Dawn” (Zubaan), “As the River Flows” (Harper Collins) and “Written in Tears” (Harper Collins) besides stories appearing in compilations.
An award winning writer in children’s literature, she has published “Folk Tales from Assam, Meghalaya & Arunachal Pradesh” (DC Books) and “Music of the Mountains” (upcoming, NBT)
Biswas also researches on socio-cultural aspects of the North East. Her book “Brahmaputra and the Assam Valley” (Niyogi) is a cultural journey through the Assam Valley along the river route.
As a journalist, she contributes to national and international publications on gender issues, development, travel, art and culture. She won the Laadli Media Award (2011-2012) for Gender Sensitivity, Eastern Region, (Print).
Ranjita Biswas is based in Kolkata.