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Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi

Awaiting Discovery: World’s 7th-Most-Spoken Language, Yet Bengali Literature Has Very Little Translations

For years, Bengali has had dominance among other Indian languages when it came to literature translated into other languages. For the late 19th and early 20th century writers, the examples of Bengali writers getting...

10 June 2022

Mahasweta Devi, A Reporter Remembers

She was a bit of a Robin Hood who wouldn’t give two hoots about what you thought of her as she unabashedly ensnared the haves into involuntary corporate social responsibility for the have-nots.


Two Awards, Two Authors, Two Activists

Arundhati Roy refused the Sahitya Akademi award. Mahasweta Devi is 'overwhelmed' by the Padma Vibhushan. One takes pride in being called a writer-activist, the other says the term makes her flinch.


Left Academics Manipulated Indian Curriculum Under Congress Rule: CB Sharma

Let India have a nationalist curriculum, do not politicize it, says Chandra Bhushan Sharma.

02 October 2021

Calcutta Corner

While NaMo kept Mamata happy with the "Poriborton" message, he drove it home that as far as the Centre is concerned, it's BJP that Bengal can rely on.


Wahabis

Extracts from Mahasweta Devi's Titu Mir, shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award

01 January 1970

Google Pays Tribute To Eminent Bengali Writer-Activist Mahasweta Devi On Her 92nd Birth Anniversary

The Padma Vibhushan awardee was best known for her works including "Hajar Churashir Maa", "Chotti Munda Evam Tar Tir", "Rudali", and "Jhansir Rani".

14 January 2018

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'The Reaction Has Been So Minimal Among The Urban Educated'

The unassuming, committed writer whose book Titu Mir is on the Crossword Book Award shortlist, talks about her writing and her work among the tribals.

01 January 1970

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