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A. Sentiyula

Nagaland

I teach English to college students. My area of interest is Naga writings in English.


Aiyushman Dutta

Assam

A journalist-critic based in Guwahati, Aiyushman Dutta has been writing on culture, folklore and folk traditions of Northeast India. He has authored a number of books on Northeast Indian folk traditions for various government and non-government agencies. He had founded Eastern Beats Music Society and is the curator of the premier Guwahati International Music Festival. For more info, https://aiyushmandutta.wordpress.com/about/


Amanda B. Basaiawmoit

Meghalaya

I am simply me


Ananda Dayal Jamatia

Tripura

“Positive thoughts and capability of adaptation to new places and things. Reading, Writing and exploring had always been my passion.”


Ananya Shankar Guha

FOUNDER MEMBER
Shillong

Ananya Guha’s list of honors is long. Featured in platforms such as The Telegraph, Indian Literature, Journal Of Indian Writing In English, New Welsh Review, The Statesman, Gloom Cupboard, Poets International, New Asian Writing, Glasgow Review & associated journals, Muse India, Kritya, RaedLeaf Poetry, etc., and included in several anthologies including Harper Collins Book Of English Poetry.


Aparajita Dutta Hazarika

Assam

Teaches English in National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. Writes short stories and poems and is interested in emerging literature from North East India.


Aparna Das

Tripura

I am presently working in a government degree college as an assistant professor in English.


Arindam Nath

Tripura

Arindam Nath is DIG of Tripura Police. He has earned good recognition in the field of literature. His books are ‘Tarmuj Pagla O Anyanya Galpa’, ‘Sub-Inspector Karamchander Diary’, ‘Dui Bhubon’, ‘Amar Priya Ashtadashira’, ‘Nam Rekhechi Banalata’, ‘Bridging Souls – A Journey from Mahabharata to Bharata’ and ‘I Adore’.


Arunav Barua

Assam

I have been a reader foremost, and my love for books has found itself translated into works of verse and a novel which is under progress. I have two published works of verse; ‘A Rose By Any Other Name–A Collection of Thoughts in Verse’ and ‘Build On A Dream–Another Collection of thoughts in Verse’.


Arup Kumar Dutta

Arup Kumar Dutta

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam

Arup Kumar Dutta is an internationally acclaimed Indian author and freelance journalist based in Guwahati, Assam. He writes short-fiction, long-fiction, non-fiction, newspaper editorials, articles and columns, satirical pieces for adults, as well as juvenile novels.


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Arzuman Ara

Meghalaya

She is an Assistant Professor in the EFL University. She is a poet, a translator, a reviewer and a critic. Her translation of Imtiaz Mahmud’s Maxim is published by Chaitanya Publishers, Bangladesh. Her upcoming publication is a translation of Imtiaz Mahmud’s Kalo Kautuk (Black Humour). She has a keen interest in Tribal Poetry, particularly from NE India, and has developed study materials on Tribal Poetry for UGC-E-Pathsala.


Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri

Assam

“Professor of English, (currently Chair) Gauhati University, specializing in Drama and Theatre Studies. A Fulbright alumna (2015-16) at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, her PhD was on American drama. She has widely published in the areas of theatre and film studies; her poetry has appeared in Guftugu, the Journal of the Indian Cultural Forum.”


Ashes Gupta

Tripura

“A painter and documentary film maker on the ethnicity and culture of Tripura, Ashes has been translating extensively from Kokbarak and Bangla to English. His areas of academic interest include colour-emotion parameters, landscape-literature correlations, performance and theater, refugee narratives of partition and formulation of a distinct North Eastern aesthetic and critical paradigm. A strong dissenting voice that perpetually counters perceived notions of marginality attributed to NE creativity, Ashes is an exponent of North Eastern centrality.


Avinuo Kire

Nagaland

Avinuo Kire is a writer and teacher from Kohima, Nagaland. She has contributed to various literary journals and anthologies. Kire has authored a collection of short fiction stories titled The Power to Forgive and Other Stories (Zubaan) and a volume of poetry titled Where Wildflowers Grow (Barkweaver). She has also co authored Naga Heritage Centre: People Stories- Volume One (PenThrill), an anthology of documented oral narratives from Nagaland. Avinuo currently teaches English at a local college in Kohima. She continues to write and is presently working on her next book.


B.C. Rajkumar

Manipur

By profession worked in Coal India Ltd. for more than 30 years and retired as General Manager . Worked in different parts of India, but mostly Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and NE region particularly Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Whereras creative writing is passion and find solace. Try best to be humble and a good human beings.


Bhaskar Dutta-Baruah

Assam

A publisher by inheritance, and an unknown geopolitical analyst by choice.


Bobita Rai

Nagaland

I love writing poetry, random thoughts. Yet to publish any work but have a collection of poems on various themes.


Cherrie L. Chhangte

Aizawl & Bangalore

I teach at Mizoram University. I also write a bit of poetry, fiction, and occasionally translate folklore.


Desmond Kharmawphlang

FOUNDER MEMBER
Shillong

Desmond L Kharmawphlang is a poet and folklorist. He has published books of poetry and collections of theoretical essays on folkloristics pertaining to North East India. He has represented the country in numerous conferences outside the country notably in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, Norway, the United States, Finland and Greece. He is on the Executive Board of the Belief Narrative Network of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research and is the Vice President of the Indian Folklore Congress. He lives in Shillong, Meghalaya where he is Professor and Head at the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies of the North-Eastern Hill University, where he teaches folkloristics.


Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam

Dhirendra Nath Bezboruah is an Indian journalist, writer and the founder editor of The Sentinel, a Guwahati-based English language daily. Born in 1933 in the Jorhat district of the northeast Indian state of Assam, he started his career as a lecturer, after completing his post graduate studies at Reading University, UK. When The Sentinel daily was established in 1983, he was selected as the founder editor, a post he held for a number of years. He was associated with the Media Trust, Assam and was the working president of its celebration committee in 1992. The many books he has published from Assamese into English includes The Cavern and Other Stories, a short story anthology written by Bhabendra Nath Saikia. He received the B. D. Goenka Award for Journalism in 1997 and the Nachiketa Samman of Panchjanya weekly in 2001. He is also recipient of Katha Award for translation. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to literature.


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Dhruba Hazarika

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam

Dhruba Hazarika, born in Shillong in 1956, was educated at St.Edmund’s School and College. After receiving his Masters in Economics, he joined the Assam Civil Service in 1983 and was inducted into the Indian Administrative Service in 1999. He retired as Chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission in July 2018. Editor of the college magazine, The Edmundian, he has penned short stories and articles in various journals, and is also the author of two novels (A Bowstring Winter, Sons of Brahma) and a collection of short stories (Luck), published by Penguin India. He won the Katha Award (1996) and the DY 365 Literary Award (2014). A founder member of the North East Writers’ Forum, he is currently its President.


Dileep Chandan Sarma

Assam

Editor, ASAM BANI


Dipankar Jakharia

Assam

Dipankar Jakharia is a personal finance columnist with The Assam Tribune. His fortnight column “Money Smart”, started in the year of 2013, have found thousands of readers on Sunday Supplement of Tribune. Before that he was with The Sentinel as a columnist for their supplement Milange. He’s also is an avid blogger and has published many travelogues in different print publication houses in the country.
Educated in Guwahati and Kolkata, he is a founder of North East India’s first full service wealth advisory farm DIPABH. He lives in Uzan Bazar- Guwahati with his two daughters and wife and enjoys his occasional trips to hills around immensely.


Indrani Rai Medhi

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam

With twelve books, eighty short stories, over 500 columns, poetry, interviews with famous personalities, author, journalist and columnist Indrani Raimedhi has lived a life dedicated passionately to the written word. Vladimir Nabokov has once said that all the raw material a write requires happens before the age of fifteen. And it could not be more true of Indrani, who grew up in picturesque Shillong, living with her parents and younger brother in a quaint cottage that overlooked the panoramic hills, the ramparts of Tripura Castle, nodding pine groves and a stream whose song still resonates in her heart.


Emisenla Jamir

Kohima, Nagaland

Emisenla Jamir is currently working as Assistant Professor (English) in Kohima College. Her story, “Deliberate Delirium”, was published in an anthology of short stories titled Raconteurs from the Hills (PenThrill). She has also co-authored a collection of women’s poetry titled Woven Words (Heritage), by the Department of English, Kohima College, Kohima.


Gitanjali Roy

Agartala, Tripura

A Bengali from the hilly state of Tripura, Gitanjali Roy is pursuing her Ph.D from Tripura University on Digital Literature and she is the first scholar from India to work on this area. She has been teaching English Literature since 3 years in the government and private colleges of her state. Presently she is working as an Asst. Professor in ICFAI University, Tripura. She is a bi-lingual writer in English and Bengali.


Guru T. Ladakhi

Gangtok

Guru T Ladakhi, was born and lives in Gangtok, Sikkim. He graduated from SRCC, Delhi University with Honours. The wrong place for a person of his disposition. His poetry has appeared in many journals and is now being taught in schools and universities. His first collection of poems called “Monk on a Hill” was published by Speaking Tiger and launched in Jan 2017 at Guwahati Lit Fest.


Jahnavi Barua

Assam
Jahnavi Barua is a writer based in Bangalore. Her first book, Next Door, a collection of short fiction, was published by Penguin India in 2008 to wide critical acclaim. Her second book, Rebirth, was published in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize. She was awarded the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship for Creative Writing in 2006. Her books are on the syllabi of universities such as Jamia Millia Islamia and Mysore University and her short fiction has been widely anthologized She is currently working on her third book.


Jaideep Saikia

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam


Jyotirmoy Prodhani

Meghalaya

Teaches literature at NEHU, Shillong. He has translated Sheelabhadra’s collection of short stories, Madhupur Bahudoor into English, authored the book, Creativity and Conflict in the Plays of Sam Shepard and edited Culture, Ethnicity and Identity: A Reader and also has translated Rajbanshi poetry into English.


Krishna Barua

Assam

Krishna Barua is a former teacher of Handique Girls’ College, Guwahati. A Ph.D in English Literature, she won the Katha Prize for Translation in 1998 for translating Arupa Patangia Kalita’s story, Doibokir Din. It was published in Katha Stories, volume 8. She has also translated from English to Assamese. Writing stories is an activity she enjoys and writes mostly for pleasure.


Krishnendu Chakravertty

Agartala

Post graduate in Agricultural Sciences, joined Tripura Police Service in 1998 and subsequently elevated to Indian Police Service. Authored a book titled A BIT OF EARTH which is a compilation of 27 short stories which was published in 2017.


Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih

FOUNDER MEMBER
Shillong

Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih (Sohra, 1964) has published a number of books in Khasi (the language of his tribe) and English besides edited volumes and translation works of poetry, short stories and drama. He is the author of Around the Hearth: Khasi Legends (Penguin) and the co-editor of Dancing Earth: An Anthology of Poetry from Northeast India (Penguin). His debut novel, Funeral Nights, is due to come out later this year from Amazon’s Westland.

His collections of poetry in English include Moments, The Sieve (Writers Workshop), The Yearning of Seeds and Time’s Barter: Haiku and Senryu (HarperCollins). Individual poems have appeared in national and international journals, including The New Welsh Review (Aberystwyth, Wales); Planet: The Welsh Internationalist (Aberystwyth); Karavan (Stockholm); PEN International (London); The Literary Review (New Jersey); Wasafiri (London); The Sentinel Literary Quarterly (London), Dog-Ear (London), Cordite Poetry Review (Carlton, Melbourne), Presence (London), Modern Haiku (Lincoln, USA); Simply Haiku (Pasadena, USA); Poetry International Web (Rotterdam); and The Heron’s Nest (Nassau, USA).

His awards include the first Veer Shankar Shah-Raghunath Shah National Award for literature (Madhya Pradesh, 2008) and the first North-East Poetry Award (Tripura, 2004). He teaches literature at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, where he lives.


Lalnunsanga Ralte

Shillong, Meghalaya

Loves literature, especially poetry.


Liza Das

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam


Mamang Dai

FOUNDER MEMBER
Arunachal Pradesh

Mamang Dai is a poet and novelist from Arunachal Pradesh. A former journalist, Dai was President, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists, and has written extensively on culture, politics and customs of the state. She also worked with World Wide Fund for nature in the Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspots programme, and was Member, Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (2011-20017).


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Manas Paul

Agartala, Tripura

I am a professional journalist. Presently, I am Executive Editor of Tripura Times. I contributed to national and international media. I acted as PR Consultant for several organizations. I also authored a book ‘The Eyewitness – Tales from Tripura’s Ethnic Conflict’ ( Lancer -2009). I write on varied subjects regularly.


Margaret Zama

FOUNDER MEMBER
Mizoram


Meenaxi Bhattacharjee

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam


Meenakshi Goswami

Assam

Meenakshi Goswami is the Principal of CNS Higher Secondary School, Tezpur, Sonitpur, Assam. The Rastriya Madhyamik Sikhsa Abhiyan, Govt of India also engages her as a State Resource Person for conducting training programmes in Assam. Earlier, she was also a Visiting Lecturer at Post Graduate College of Education, Tezpur and a Faculty Member of Spoken English at Tezpur University, India.


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Mitra Phukan

FOUNDER MEMBER
Guwahati, Assam

Novelist, short story writer, translator, columnist, music reviewer. Some books are “The Collector’s Wife”, “A Monsoon of Music”, “A Full Night’s Thievery”, “Blossoms in the Graveyard” (translated from Kobor Aru Phool), a biography on R G Baruah, several children’s books, and numerous articles. Many of her works have been translated into other languages.


Monalisa Changkija

FOUNDER MEMBER
Nagaland

Journalist-Poet Tiamerenla Monalisa Changkija is the only woman Editor, Proprietor and Publisher of an English Daily – Nagaland Page – in the Northeast. She was awarded the 2009 Chameli Devi Jain Awarded for an Outstanding Woman Mediaperson.


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Mona Zote

Mizoram

Mona Zote is a poet living in Aizawl. Her poetry has appeared in various journals including the Cordite Poetry Review, Indian Literature, IQ Magazine, India International Centre Quarterly, Carapace as well as in anthologies such as Dancing Earth: An Anthology of Poetry from North-East India, the Oxford Anthology of Writings from North-East India, and The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry.


Mongshai Khiamniungan

Dimapur

Author of ‘Book of Emotions:Unstained’. Graduated from St. Joseph College, Jakhama. I’m 23 years old currently pursuing my Masters in Literature. My hobbies are reading books, and writing poetry and quotes.


Neelamjyoti Borptra Gohain

Assam

A literary enthusiast, with an ardent eye for the sublime, who writes poems on simple issues and at times giving way to sincere emotions.


Neikehienuo Mepfhuo

Kohima

Neikehienuo Mepfhu-o is from Kohima, Nagaland. She has done her Ph.D in Comparative Literature – a comparative study of Naga and Native American Tribal Literature. She currently teaches Functional English at Kohima College, Kohima.


Nini Lungalang

FOUNDER MEMBER
Nagaland


Pankaj Thapa

FOUNDER MEMBER
Sikkim

Pankaj Thapa is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English, Sikkim Government College at Tadong where he has been teaching for the past 36 years. He did his schooling and graduation from St. Edmund’s School, Shillong, and his Masters in English from the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.


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Dr. Prem Saran

Assam

I am a retired member of the IAS and a Tantra scholar. I have written two books, the last being published by Routledge in its second paperback edition: for more details, please search “Prem Saran” on tandfindia.com.


Raghu Leishangthem

FOUNDER MEMBER
Manipur

Raghu Leishangthem Born 5th august, 1959 at Thoubal, is a science graduate of Guwahati University; Ex-General Secretary, Naharo Sahitya Premee Samiti, Imphal; Life Member, Writers Forum, Imphal; Ex-Joint Editor, Sahityagee Pao(a quarterly Manipuri literary journal); regular newspaper columnist, writing on a wide range of topics covering art and culture, social problems and literature; programme contributor, AIR and DDk, Imphal; Member, North East Writers Forum, Guwahati and Co-Convenor, Literary and Cultural Organisation Commitee (LICOC), Manipur.

Rajib Das

Guwahati

Rajib Das is the author of two novels — “An Army Abandoned” based on the Second World War and “Krisnaa and Ranee” set in rural Assam. He is also the founder editor of Twist & Twain, an online literary magazine for emerging writers.


Rajkumar Bhubonsana

Manipur

Retired AGM of IUCB LTD. Has 7 (seven) volumes of poetry, 3 (three) children literature books to his credit . Edited 1( one) poetry anthology. Honours include Sahitya Academi Award (2002) in “Mei mamgera budhi mamgera” (poetry), Bal Sahitya puruskar(2014) in ” Sana kokchao amasung bhoot ningthou”(children stories), along with others 4(four) states level literary awards. Member NEWF, Guwahati, Founder member writers forum Imphal, life member of manipuri Sahitya Parishad and naharol Sahitya premee samiti imphal recognised by Sahitya Academi New Delhi.


Rashmi Narzary

Assam

A Sahitya Akademi Awardee for Children’s Literature, (English), studied Economics and Human Resource Management only to land up telling tales and lies and passing them on for fiction. Author, communication skills consultant and free-lance editor, more of a love-to-stay-home kind. Rises real early in the mornings to feed waiting birds on the lawn. Produced and directed daughter Sandie and son Jerry with co-producer Hemanta Narzary!


Robin S Ngangom

FOUNDER MEMBER
Shillong

I teach in NEHU, Shillong. I am a bilingual poet and translator who writes in English and Manipuri.


Saikh Md. Sabah Al-Ahmed

Guwahati, Assam

SAIKH MD. SABAH AL-AHMED is a young Guwahati-based poet, lyricist, columnist and a freelance journalist. He was awarded the Reuel International Prize for Poetry (2019) for Best Upcoming Poet from North East India. He was also awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by the United Nations Association (UNA) – Assam for his ‘outstanding literary achievements in the field of poetry and journalism’. He is the author of the poetry collection Tranquil Musings – collected poems and two non-fiction titles Contemporary Chronicles – Polity, Society & Culture and Past of the Present – A Historical Quest. His popular monthly column in The Assam Tribune titled ‘Urban Musing’ chronicles the subtle nuances of the city of Guwahati.


Saratchand Thiyam

FOUNDER MEMBER
Manipur

Saratchand Thiyam, born in 1961 at Imphal, an Engineer by profession, is better known for his writing – as a poet, a travel writer, a sports writer and a columnist. There is no sphere of writing where he has not lent his pen. He started writing poetry at an early age.


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S Elika Assumi

Dimapur, Nagaland

I teach at a university in Dimapur, having pursued my higher education in Hyderabad. Growing up in a fairly traditional home but also being privileged to have worked with people from different cultures and countries, I have always been interested in the idea of community in different places under changing circumstances and the possible narratives that can emerge from these relationships.


Samarpita Dey

Agartala, Tripura

Hello! This is Samarpita Dey. A Post Graduate in English from Tripura University and an amateur writer. To be honest I have a writer trait, that is I can’t fish out words when under compulsion! So, I hope this much will suffice as of now.


Sattyakee D’Com Bhuyan

FOUNDER MEMBER
Guwahati, Assam

A Simple Man who loves Writing and the Stage Language – Thestre


Shrishti Dey

Guwahati, Assam

In these years of majoring in English, one thing that I really believe is the fact that writing and reading regularly act as a great impetus to pseudo perfection in the language. The forum has undoubtedly helped in keeping both habits alive. I have always wanted ti be a part of the literary world. And I believe that, this forum is my first and most important step to this world of my life long dream.


Smruti S. Samantray

Guwahati, Assam

I’m a person who firmly believes that the word “”Impossible”” says “”I’m Possible.”” And, that is where I draw the threads of creativity from, be it for my writings, paintings, singing, or in the ability of dealing with any situation. I write for certain international blogs, and news portal/ organizations. My work is mostly inclined towards climate change/ sustainability, women empowerment, debatable topics, among others.
As far as my academics is concerned, I’m a triple Master’s-degree-holder with: M.A English (Lit.); MBA and M.A Mass Communication (university topper – best ten- in Delhi region). Also, I was in best ten rank in B.A English Lit. I believe in hard work for studying, and smart working, professionally. I have a total work experience of >8 years in the genre of corporate communication, and have had an experience of working with various national & international media, including CNN-IBN, NDTV, DD, Al Jazeera English, and Finland Times.


Srutimala Duara

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam

Srutimala Duara is a writer and an academician. She has published novels, collections of short stories, poetry books, books on travels.
Her article “A visit to Kaziranga and Sivasagar” is included in the state Class IX English text book. She is an Associate Professor in the department of English, Handique Girls’ College, Guwahati. She was awarded the “Naari Shakti Award” in April 2015 by Lion’s Club and “Woman of the Year 2016” by International Human Rights Council (Assam Chapter) in 2016.


Swapnil Bharali

Assam

Swapnil Bharali is a resident of Guwahati, Assam, a businessman by profession and a writer more by passion and to a slightly lesser extent, by choice. He has remained a regular columnist with The Assam Tribune, Assam’s premier English daily, and is a popular travel and flash fiction writer. He has a travelogue titled “Call of the Mississippi” to his credit. He is currently the Editor of the popular city weekly, G Plus and is also the Secretary of the North East Writers’ Forum, Guwahati.


Sukla Singha

Tripura

I am a research scholar at Department of English, Tripura University.


Surajit Barua

FOUNDER MEMBER
Assam


Tayenjam Bijoykumar Singh

FOUNDER MEMBER
Manipur

Electrical Engineer by profession, writer by inclination. Writes short story, poetry and essay in English and Manipuri. Also translates from Manipuri into English. His works have appeared in volumes published by OUP, SAGE Publications, Marg, Penguin Books, National Knowledge Commission, Rajpal & Sons, etc. and are taught in universities.


Tinat Atifa Masood

Guwahati

Tinat Atifa Masood, is a writer by choice, an actor for fun and a lover and a dreamer by default. She is also a socio-political activist, producer-director, poet, blogger, a singing enthusiast, with over 29 years of compering behind her. Awarded as the Youth ICON of India 2013, and the Naari Shakti Award in 2018, she is proud to have carried the mantle as the President for 2016-17 for Rotary Club of Guwahati, the second woman to lead the oldest club in the city! She has a poetry book 10:20 to her name! She had also chronicled the picture biography titled, A VISIONARY: The Life and Rise of Tarun Gogoi.


Tshering Namgyal Bhutia

Sikkim

Employed as an Assistant Professor in Sikkim Government college. Also an amateur poet still struggling with his verse.


Yaima Haoba

FOUNDER MEMBER
Manipur