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Mahasweta Devi (1926–2016)

Autor/a de Imaginary Maps

52+ obres 432 Membres 5 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Mahasweta Devi was born in what is now in Bangladesh on January 14, 1926. She received a B.A. in English from Vishvabharati University and an M.A. in English from Calcutta University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a journalist and an English professor. During her lifetime, she mostra'n més wrote almost 100 novels and over 20 short story collections, primarily written in Bengali. Her first book, Jhansi'r Rani (The Queen of Jhansi), was published in 1956. Her other novels included Mother of 1084 and The Occupation of the Forest. She was the author behind the Hindi films Rudaali and Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa. She was also an activist who immersed herself in the lives of India's poor and marginalized as she chronicled their lives in fiction. In 1997, she received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for her writing and activism on behalf of tribal communities. She died from a heart attack and multiple organ failure on July 28, 2016 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Mahasweta Devi

Imaginary Maps (1995) 100 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Mother of 1084 (1974) 50 exemplars
Breast Stories (1997) 40 exemplars
The Why Why Girl (2010) 26 exemplars
The Queen of Jhansi (2000) 18 exemplars
Chotti Munda and His Arrow (2003) 15 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Our Non-Veg Cow (1998) 11 exemplars
Mirror of the Darkest Night (2019) 11 exemplars
Bitter Soil (1600) 11 exemplars
Old Women (1999) 10 exemplars
After Kurukshetra (2005) 9 exemplars
Five Plays (1986) 8 exemplars
Our Incredible Cow (2015) 8 exemplars
Outcast (2002) 7 exemplars
Titu Mir (2000) 5 exemplars
Till Death Do Us Part (2001) 4 exemplars
Dust on the Road 4 exemplars
1084ven Ki Maan (2014) 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
La preda e altri racconti (2004) 3 exemplars
Truth/Untruth (The India List) (2023) 3 exemplars
Jhansi Ki Rani (2010) 3 exemplars
Draupadi 3 exemplars
Le char de Jagannath et autres nouvelles (2012) 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
La trilogia del seno (2005) 2 exemplars
Bashai Tudu (1992) 2 exemplars
The Armenian Champa Tree (1998) 2 exemplars
Dust on the Road 1 exemplars
HERO-EK BLOO PRINT 1 exemplars
Agnigarbh (2008) 1 exemplars
Baniya-Bahu 1 exemplars
DHAAN KI BALI PAR AAOS (2012) 1 exemplars
"Breast-Giver" 1 exemplars
Romtha (2004) 1 exemplars
Hajar Churashir Maa 1 exemplars
Aufstand im Munda-Land (2005) 1 exemplars
Chhah Number Jethoo (2010) 1 exemplars
Book of the Hunter (2002) 1 exemplars
নীল ছবি 1 exemplars
Glory of Sri Sri Ganesh (2003) 1 exemplars
JATAK KAHINI 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature (2001) — Col·laborador — 132 exemplars
The Breast: An Anthology (1995) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
মহাশ্বেতা ভট্টাচার্য
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lloc de defunció
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Causa de la mort
heart attack
social activist
Premis i honors
Ramon Magsaysay Award (1997)



It is a privilege to read Mahashwetha Devi's works. I am no one to review it. But, for the record saving the entry.
BookReviewsCafe | Apr 27, 2023 |
Great window into Indian tribal life. The stories are as insightful as Gayatri Spivak's (many!) supplementary texts enclosed within.
irrelephant | Feb 21, 2021 |
Une artiste oubliée, une mère dont les filles ont été vendues par leur père, une autre impuissante devant sa fille malnutrie, une vieille femme perd la vue, une jeune fille change de caste par amour. Autant d'histoires de femmes fortes et battantes qui reflètent la réalité sociale de l'Inde contemporaine.
Steph. | Jun 22, 2013 |
This is a historical novel depicting the adivasi struggle (one of the aboriginal tribes) of north east in the twentieth century. The novel was originally written in Bengali and later translated in English by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

The central character is Chotti Munda born in the year 1900 in Chotti village in the state of Bihar. The struggle of the adivasis and the untouchables during the British rule, the lack of compassion and understanding by the government pre independence, the unrelenting exploitation by the landlords and contractors seeking cheap labour and the cruelty by the Indian government and its agents post independence is beautifully depicted here.

Chotti as a representative of the adivasis suffers many atrocities like seeing his father hang himself after being humiliated by the landlord, his son going to jail for petty crime and he being linked to the Naxalite struggle.

A touching story of the adivasi tribe in India.
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mausergem | Mar 8, 2013 |



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