Dr. Rita Chowdhury resigns as National Book Trust (NBT) Director
GUWAHATI: Dr. Rita Chowdhury has resigned from the post of Director of National Book Trust (NBT). This incident occurred after she posted ‘Moi Axomiya’ (I am Assamese) on her Facebook page on Wednesday, January 9.
It should be mentioned that state-wide protests have taken place throughout Assam after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha on January 8 and her resignation follows her Facebook post. The Assamese novelist has not yet made the reason of her resignation public.
She is the author of the popular Assamese novel, ‘Makam’ and has won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for her book, ‘Deo Langkhui.’ She was also a top leader in the Assam Agitation movement against illegal migrants from Bangladesh.
It is important to note that Chowdhury is the wife of Assam’s Industry and Commerce Minister and BJP leader, Chandra Mohan Patowary.
Dr. Rita Chowdhury