Nitu Bhattacharya

Nitu Bhattacharya completed her post-graduate degree from Panjab University, after which she became one of the first women officers to join the armed forces. An officer of the 1991 batch of CRPF, she received the Police Medal for Meritorious Service, Antrik Suraksha Padak, and Kathin Seva Padak. Her experience of working in various conflict areas has provided her with great insights into the lives of women on both sides of the conflict. Her anthology of poems Resurrection: A Woman Reborn (2016), and book of short stories Half Life (2017) explore themes of women empowerment and women’s lives in conflict areas.
Year: 2018