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Inderjit Kaur Barthakur

ISBN 978-81-89392-21-5

484 pages


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Two Frontiers is the autobiography of Dr. I. K. Barthakur. She was born in a prosperous sikh family and lived in the Western Frontiers of India until her mid teens. She has vivid memory of her childhood when she danced with the dancing horses, bleated like a goat and actually flew holding to a broken branch of tree during a dust storm.The family migrated to the Indian city of Kapurthala just before the partition of India. She studied in the Delhi School of Economics. She worked in the Planning Commission for a while and therafter got a job in the North East Frontier Agency, now called Arunachal Pradesh and rendered three decades of her service there. She was picked up by the Indian Economic Service and joined the Government of India in various important capacities. She retired as the Secretary to the Government of India.On retirement, Government appointed her to the rank and status of a Minister of State as the Member of North East Coucil. She had received various awards: PADMA BHUSHAN; PADMA SHRI; MAHILA SHIROMONI,; INTERNATIONAL WOMAN; INDIRA GANDHI PRIYADARSHINI; BHARAT JYOTI; DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF DELHI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS.

The author, Dr. (Mrs) Inderjit Kaur Barthakur, born in Punjab and served in the North East India for over 50 years. She is still serving the North East India as a Member of the North Eastern Council in the rank and status of a Union Minister of State. She is recognized as an authority on the North East India that constitutes of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura. Her this book is universally read as the book reflects life of the people of the North East India. She was awarded the 'PADMA BHUSHAN 2009; PADMA SHRI 1992; MAHILA SHIROMANI AWARD, 1989; INTERNATIONAL WOMAN AWARD, 1992; WOMAN OF THE YEAR, 1997; INDIRA PRIYADARSHINI AWARD IN 2011; the last by the American Biographical Institute, U.S.A.