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Bijoya CHAKRAVARTY

Bijoya CHAKRAVARTY, Indian Member of the Rajya Sabha.

Background

  • CHAKRAVARTY, Bijoya was born on October 7, 1940 in Baligaon, Jorhat, Assam. Daughter of Beda Kanta Thakur.

  • Education

    • Girl’s High School, Jorhat. Banaras Hindu University, Master of Arts (English).

    Career

    • Involved in Students’ Union activities from school days. Assistant General Secretary, JB College Students’ Union, 1955-1956. Actively involved in Assam movement against foreign nationals since 1979.

      Jailed on a number of occasions, 1980-1982. Externed to deep forest of Bhalukpung near Assam-Arunachal border, 1981. Associated with Praja Socialist Party, 1965-1977.

      Vice-President, All Assam Moina Parijat, 1969-1971. Secretary, District Mahila Saniti, Mangaldai, 1969-1975. President, District Moina Parijat, Mangaldai, 1970-1973.

      District President, Mangaldai, Harijan Santha, 1975-1985. District Secretary, Janata Party, Mangaldai Branch, 1977-1978. Adviser, All Assam Mahila Parishad, 1985-1986.

      Member, Rajya Sabha, since 1986. Member, Committee on Rules, Rajya Sabha, since 1988. Professional career: lecturer in English, Mangaldai College, Assam.

      Joint Secretary, All Assam Woman Writer’s Association, 1976-1981.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Assam Peoples Association

    Personality

    Interests

    Recreations: sports, social work, writing. Improvement in conditions of women, children and Harijans.

    Connections

    • [{"type":"father","name":"Beda Kanta Thakur"},{"type":"spouse","name":"Jiten Chakravarty"}]
    • father: Beda Kanta Thakur
    • spouse: Jiten Chakravarty
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