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Bijoya CHAKRAVARTY, Indian Member of the Rajya Sabha.


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


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


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.


  • Other Interests

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


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Beda Kanta Thakur

Jiten Chakravarty