Hajaar Churasir Maa is a literary masterpiece, first published in , by the noted author and social activist, Mahasweta Devi. Mahasweta Devi is a social activist and a writer. Currently, she is leading movements in her native state that aim to restrict the industrialization policies from confiscating the agricultural lands belonging to the poor. Certified Buyer , Ranaghat. Certified Buyer , Nadia District.

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Identified only as No. A year after his death, she begins to piece together the story of his involvement with the Naxal movement, getting in touch his former comrades and learning the details. The novel offers a unique perspective on the armed political movement that shook Bengal in the s, claiming victims among both the urban youth and the rural peasantry, leaving its impact not just on the political and administrative landscape but also on the families of those who died.

Crisp and incisive in capturing the thought processes of a generation and the turmoil in the cosy construct of the middle-class family, Mother of is still a truly moving human document. In an interview, Devi said that she wrote it in four days flat, almost as a command performance in response to the requests of urban Naxalites who said she only wrote about tribals but never about them. Published in Bengali in Translated into English by Samik Bandyopadhyay, published in A collection of 4 books.

From a work of reportage on the aspirations of young Indians to a deeply-researched history of desire in the country, these books shed new light on the world. A collection of 12 books. A collection of 6 books. Some of the most outstanding novels published in , both originally written in English or translated.

A collection of 22 books. Six collections of short stories that engage with the world in their own distinctive styles. Novelist Anees Salim among 24 winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards The winning titles include six novels, seven books of poetry, six of short stories, three of literary criticism and two of essays. Shubhangi Swarup and Sudeep Chakravarti on the shortlists of the Tata Literature Live Awards The prize recognises debut authors as well as established writers in fiction, non-fiction and business categories.


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The screenplay is written by Nihalani and the dialogues by Tripurari Sharma. It marks Jaya Bachchan's return to acting after a gap of 18 years. Dibyanath Chatterji, his bank-employed wife, Sujata played by Jaya Bachchan , and youngest son, Brati, live an affluent existence in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, circa early s. Sujata is a quiet, devout Hindu, religious, and compassionate woman, and Brati has finished his school and is now attending college. His parents are proud of him, and keep track of his progress. Then their world is shattered during the early hours, when they are informed by the police that Brati has been killed.


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KOLKATA: Mother of , an immortal novelette by Mahasweta Devi, stands completely in context within the prevailing socio-political ambience that sustains in India today where the value of a cow is held over and above the value of human life. We are going through a time when little girls are gang-raped and killed and the rapists wander around freely; where a middle-aged man is beaten to death on the mere suspicion that he had stored beef in his refrigerator. Within this ambience, Mahasweta Devi as a writer stands out for having predicted this time and situation through her stories on the Mundas, the Hos, the Shabars and the Oraons — tribes of India she held much above the mainstream. But are the Mundas and the Hos only ones who are oppressed, tortured, humiliated and marginalised and left to die without justice? What about innocent residents of a metro city who are crushed under an under-construction flyover in a crowded area because the materials and the construction were below the standards demanded? Mahasweta Devi created a watershed in Bengali creative fiction in general and her own writing in particular, when she wrote Hajar Churashir M a translated in Hindi for the film as Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maa , in

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