Anita Agnihotri

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ANITA AGNIHOTRI writes in Bengali in a wide variety of genres including poetry, novels, short stories and children’s literature. She has received several prestigious awards, such as the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad Award and the Bhuban Mohini Dasi Gold Medal conferred by Calcutta University. Her collection of stories Seventeen received the Economist Crossword Award in 2011. Her latest collection of short stories in translation is A Day in the Life of Mangal Taram (Niyogi Books).

Anita’s writing explores the vast and complex Indian reality, many facets of human relations, and brings out the unheard voices of the marginalized and the underprivileged, and has been translated into several Indian languages, in English, and also in German and Swedish.

She joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1980 and served as Secretary to the Government of India in a distinguished career spanning three-and-a-half decades.


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