Maitrayee Patar – an Indian writer poet and musical artist from Assam .

Best known for her work in Assamese literature and new-age music.


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Maitrayee Patar

Patar was born in Guwahati on 7 April 1990. She did her post-graduation in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. She also pursued Master of Philosophy in Women's studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Patar was born in Guwahati on 7 April 1990. She did her post-graduation in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. She also pursued Master of Philosophy in Women’s studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Work

Literature

Patar is the author of poetry book Mor Kolmou Dinor Xonali Baat(2015).

She had been selected for Poets Translating Poets 2019 (January) edition, the prestigious cultural exchange workshop of literature of German and Indian languages, hosted by Goethe Institut.

She had been selected for Poets Translating Poets 2019 (January) edition, the prestigious cultural exchange workshop of literature of German and Indian languages, hosted by Goethe Institut.

Patar’s poetry engages with, describes, or considers the natural world as well as the life of the women. Most of her poems have been translated into other Indian and foreign languages like Italian, Nepali, Hindi, Tiwa and Malayalam. She is a regular writer of leading literary magazines Krittibas, Satsori, Prakash, Nebedan and Jatra.

She is known for her New-age music under the banner of Baartalaap. Rolling Stone India added Patar's Alternative rock song Dur Ximonat in their first playlist of 2020.

Music

She is known for her New-age music under the banner of Baartalaap. Rolling Stone India added Patar’s Alternative rock song Dur Ximonat in their first playlist of 2020.

Patar along with the writers’ community of Assam demanded the release of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti founder Akhil Gogoi, who as of 6 October 2020 lodged in jail for his position within the anti-CAA protest.

Activism

Patar along with the writers’ community of Assam demanded the release of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti founder Akhil Gogoi, who as of 6 October 2020 lodged in jail for his position within the anti-CAA protest.

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