Mahasweta Devi facts for kids
14 January 1926|
Matualalaya, Dhaka, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||28 July 2016
|Occupation||Political activist, author, diplomat|
|Genre||Novel, short story, drama, essay|
|Subject||Denotified tribes of India|
|Notable works||Hajar Churashir Maa
(Mother of 1084)
(The Right of the Forest)
|Notable awards||Padma Vibhushan
Sahitya Akademi Award
Ramon Magsaysay Award
|Spouse||Bijon Bhattacharya (1947–1962)
Asit Gupta (1965–1976)
|Relatives||Manish Ghatak (father)
Dharitri Devi (mother)
Mahasweta Devi (14 January 1926 – 28 July 2016) was an Indian Bengali fiction writer and socio-political activist. Her notable literary works include Hajar Churashir Maa, Rudali, and Aranyer Adhikar. She wrote over 100 novels and over 20 collections of short stories primarily written in Bengali but often translated to other languages.
Devi died of multiple organ failure on 28 July 2016, aged 90.
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