Saswati Das was born in the beautiful city of Guwahati in Assam, India in 1980. Being very close to nature, she started writing poetry from the age of seven. Her inspiration to writing has been her grandfather who instilled in her a love for verses ever since she had learned speaking. Composing poetry and recitation goes hand-in-hand with her as she believes ‘Recitation gives life to poems’.  Since childhood she has been reciting poems of the famous Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in various Cultural Programs and has won many awards for it apart from accolades and appreciations from people. Inspired by her father, who is as a trade union leader of BSNLEU (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Employees Union) and fights for the rights of laborers and workers, she started writing revolutionary poems since adolescence.  Saswati has always been showered with lots of love and admiration from friends and well-wishers for her thought-provoking poetry adorned with romanticized recitations.  Her poems have been published in the magazines of St. Stephen’s High School, Cotton College, Assam Engineering College, and Bengali Association of Chicago and in the regional newspapers viz. The Assam Tribune, The Sentinel and Purbanchal Prohori. She has been the winner of poetry writing, recitation, and cultural performance competitions in Assam Engineering College, All Guwahati Bengali Poetry Association, Saradiyo Dispur Durga Puja Committee in Guwahati and has recited her poetry in the annual cultural events of State University of New York at Buffalo, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. and Rabindra Sammelan in Guwahati and Bengali Association of Chicago.
         Apart from poems, she also writes articles, practices martial arts, loves reading non-fiction books, gets thrilled by travelling and takes part in social work. She did her Masters in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and works as Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Navistar Inc. in Illinois. She lives in the historical city of Oak Park near Chicago.


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           Saswati Das