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Mahasweta Devi

Indian writer

Died when: 90 years 196 days (1086 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi (14 January 1926 – 28 July 2016) was an Indian writer in Bengali and an activist.Her notable literary works include Hajar Churashir Maa, Rudali, and Aranyer Adhikar.

She was a self-proclaimed leftist who worked for the rights and empowerment of the tribal people (Lodha and Shabar) of West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states of India.

She was honoured with various literary awards such as the Sahitya Akademi Award (in Bengali), Jnanpith Award and Ramon Magsaysay Award along with India's civilian awards Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan.


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