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(*Aita: Grandmother in Assamese, an Indian language)

Her vibrant garden
Her vibrant garden

Our Aita left for her heavenly abode in May 2018 at the grand age of 97. She lived her early life in many small and large towns across Assam, and the last 50 years of her life in the historic town of Jorhat. We remember Aita as a force to reckon with. Married at 14, and widowed at around 46, she had ruled her household with discipline and affection.

Aita was a multifaceted woman, in the true sense of the word. One article would just not cover her many abilities. Over the years…

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