Party affiliation: Assam Peoples Association
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.