Anuradha Sharma Pujari

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Anuradha Sharma Pujari
Born 1964
Jorhat, Assam, India
Occupation Author, Journalist, Poet
Nationality Indian
Period 1997–present.
Genre Assamese literature
Notable works The Heart's a Showbiz, In Search of a God, Kanchan, Autograph

Anuradha Sharma Pujari (Assamese: অনুৰাধা শৰ্মা পূজাৰী) (born 1964) is an influential Assamese journalist and author.[1] She is the editor of Sadin[2] and Satsori.[3] Her contributions to Assamese literature include fiction and essays.[4] She lives in Panjabari, Guwahati. Her first novel is Hriday Ek Bigyapan, which became popular among the youth of Assam.

Early life[edit]

Born in Jorhat, she studied sociology at the Dibrugarh University, and journalism at the Birla Institute of Liberal Arts and Management Sciences, Kolkata. She gained popularity with her column in Letters from Kolkata in Asom Bani weekly and fame with her novel The Heart's a Showbiz.[5] First published in 1998, it was hailed by Homen Borgohain as a contemporary classic. His review said it raised some basic questions about modern Assamese life that no other writer had raised before.[6] The novel went on to printings of 14 editions, granting her an unparalleled critical and commercial success.[7]

Professional career[edit]

The author was the guest of honour at National bravery award presentation hosted by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, Assam, in collaboration with Ladies' and Children's Recreation Centre and the Kamrup District Council for Child Welfare at Hem Sishu Sadan in Guwahati.[8] Anuradha Sharma Pujari’s Hridoi Ek Bigyapan was, along with Amritjyoti Mahanta's first novel Adhagara Mahanogoror Probashi, one of only two novels in Assamese "that deals with the glamorous world of media and communication in all its complexities".[9]

Anuradha Sarma Pujari (born 1964) has been called "one of the most popular writers of this generation", and her work described as traversing "the varied textures of human conflict" and covering the tension between the society and the individual including explorations of femininity and "the gaps that exist between people in a relationship".[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels

The novel depicts the life of a girl named kanchan who is incessantly cheated and sexually harassed by some narrow minded men folk.

This novel brings to light a adventurous journey of social workers specially in a village named sahebpura.

This can be termed as the diary of the writer while she was reading in Dibrugarh university. The characters she met and all the events that occurred on these two years are clearly mentioned in the book.

The story of a strong woman named mereng or Indira Miri.

This book is dedicated to the youths who are very serious and tensed about their career and often commit suicide when they failed. Life is a very interesting journey. It is too precious to be idled away. The book gives the message that the youths should dedicate themselves to what they like. Live every moment. Don't die before your death.

This book is full with many small problems and love between couples.

This book depicts how the problem of Alzheimer creates gap between old parents and their children.

Short Story Collections

Autobiographical Non-fiction

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview in My Xofura
  2. ^ "Anuradha Sharma Pujari, editor of the popular Assamese weekly, Sadin, which carried the controversial story, stood by the report."Jounalist [sic] accused of blackmail in Assam SHANKHADEEP CHOUDHURY, TNN 23 January 2002 Times of India
  3. ^ Online Sivasagar
  4. ^ a b Choudhury, Bibhash (January–February 2008). "Assamese Short Story". Muse India (17). Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  5. ^ Article in Assam Tribune Archived 19 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ An Interview With Anuradha Sharma Pujari
  7. ^ See bio of That Disgusting Photograph
  8. ^ Young Bravehearts 14 January 2006 The Telegraph (Calcutta, India)
  9. ^ Subhajit Bhadra "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2009-10-21.  28 August 2009 Assam Tribune