Writer, activist Mahasweta Devi passes away

Devi was suffering from a number of ailments since last two months

GN Bureau | July 28, 2016


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Renowned writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday in Kolkata. She had been admitted at a city hospital two months ago due to illnesses related to old age. But her condition worsened due to blood infection and kidney and lung ailments. She was 90.

The Sahitya Akademi winner had written a number of short stories and novels, mostly in Bengali. She was also a recipient of the Magsaysay award in journalism, literature and the creative communication arts, and the Jnanpith award for literature.

Devi was also much involved in social service, often raising and addressing the issue of oppression of people in the country. Such topics were also seen as themes in most of her books.

Read an interview of Mahasweta Devi carried by Governance Now in July 2013. 
 

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