Awards and Honours

1982 — Sahitya Akademi Award for Mamore Dhora Tarowal 
1988 — Asam Sahitya Sabha Award 
1989— Bharat Nirman National Award 
1992 — Sauhardya Award of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan of Government of India 
1993 — Katha National Award for Literature 
1996 — Kamal Kumari Foundation National Award in 
1997 —International Jury’s Award for the film Adajya based on her novel The Moth Eaten Howdah of a Tusker, directed by Santana Bordoloi 
2000 — Jnanpith Award 
2002 — D Litt from Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal 
2002 — Mahiyoshi Jaymati Award with a citation in gold by Ahom Court of Assam 
2002 — Padmashree that she refused to accept, saying that after winning Jnanpith it was too late to get a Padmashree 
2006— Awarded the Ambassador for Peace from the Inter-Religious and International Federation for World Peace, Korea 
2007 — D Litt from Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh 
2008 — D Litt from Indira Gandhi National Open University 
2008 — Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Gold Plate from Asiatic Society 
2008 — Principal Prince Claus Award, the Netherlands 
2009 — Krishnakanta Handique Award, Asom Sahitya Sabha Award and International Tulsi Award from Florida International University for her book, Ramayana from Ganga to Brahmaputra