Indian Bengali fiction writer and social activist. Her notable literary mahashweta marathi novel pdf include Hajar Churashir Maa, Rudali, and Aranyer Adhikar. West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states of India.
Jnanpith Award and Ramon Magsaysay Award along with India’s civilian awards Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. Her father, Manish Ghatak, was a well-known poet and novelist of the Kallol movement, who used the pseudonym Jubanashwa. Ghatak’s brother was noted filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak. Devi’s mother, Dharitri Devi, was also a writer and a social worker whose brothers were very distinguished in various fields, such as the noted sculptor Sankha Chaudhury and the founder-editor of Economic and Political Weekly of India, Sachin Chaudhury.
India she moved to West Bengal in India. After that she admitted in Santiniketan from 1936 to 1938. Then in 1944 she got I.
Then she joined the Rabindranath Tagore-founded Patha-Bhavana Vishvabharati University in Santiniketan and completed a B. English, and then finished an M. Devi wrote over 100 novels and over 20 collections of short stories primarily written in Bengali but often translated to other languages. Her first novel, titled Jhansir Rani, based on a biography of Rani of Jhansi was published in 1956.
She toured the Jhansi region to record information from the people and folk songs for the novel. During those days, Vijaygarh jyotish Ray College was an institution for working-class women students. During that period she also worked as a journalist and as a creative writer.
She studied the Lodhas and Shabars, the tribal communities of West Bengal, women and dalits. In her elaborate Bengali fiction, she often depicted the brutal oppression of tribal peoples and the untouchables by potent, authoritarian upper-caste landlords, lenders, and venal government officials. I have always believed that the real history is made by ordinary people.