Naga woman receives prestigious award

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/19/2020 12:27:27 PM IST

The prestigious Dr Panchanan Mitra Award for 2019 was awarded to Dr I. Anungla Aier, former director, Higher Education (HE) and former principal of Kohima Science College (KSC), Jotsoma, by the Asiatic Society Kolkata (ASK).

According to DIPR report, in March 2012, the department of Anthropology, Kohima Science College, Jotsoma and the Asiatic Society jointly organized a national seminar during which Dr I. Anungla Aier played a central key role. The presentations of the seminar papers were published in a special edition of the prestigious Asiatic journal. Dr I. Anungla Aier is known for her contribution to anthropology of North East India. The award is given in recognition of her whole research in cultural studies and prolific writings on issues of gender, development and cultural heritage.

The Asiatic Society established in 1784 by John Williams is an autonomous body under the ministry of Culture, India. With centuries of quality research works, it is a treasure house of knowledge and past history of the Asiatic region.


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