Author: Kamal Kumar Tanti

KAMAL KUMAR TANTI (b. 1982) is a bilingual poet and writer, writes both in English and Assamese languages. He belongs to Adivasi Tea-garden Labourer Community of Assam. His first collection of Assamese poetry Marangburu Amar Pita (Our Father Marangburu), published in 2007, won him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for 2012, for Assamese language and Munin Barkotoki Literary Award in 2008. Kamal has a PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics and teaches Physics at University of Technology and Management, Meghalaya and lives in Shillong.