• What lies ahead for Assam?

    Prasanth R in conversation with Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

    October 8, 2019

    Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, Deputy Editor at the Wire and author of Assam: The Accord, The Discord, talks about the political and social situation in Assam today and traces the various events and developments that led to today's moment. She examines the impact of the National Register of Citizens, the future of those in detention camps and the larger questions before Assamese society.

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    Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty is a Delhi-based journalist who covers the North-east for the news website the Wire. She began her journey in journalism in 1996 with the United News of India (UNI), thus breaking the glass ceiling to become the first woman from the North-east to be employed as a journalist in its New Delhi office. In 2017, she received the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for feature writing. Her English translation of Sahitya Akademi award winning Assamese writer Rita Chowdhury's novel Mayabritta is slated for publication in 2020.  

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