Monthly Archives: August 2016

A rare interview with Mahashweta Devi

mahasweta devi

Bengali fiction writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi expired on 28 July 2016 in Kolkata. She was born on  14 January 14, 1926 in Dhaka now in Bangladesh.  Her notable literary works include Hajar Churashir Maa, Rudali, andAranyer Adhikar. She worked for the rights and empowerment of the tribal people. Mahashweta Devi…

Chaudhary Charan Singh: The Peasant Prime Minister of India

Chaudhary Charan Singh

This interview – most probably the last recorded interview of Chaudhary Charan Singh before his incapacitating stroke later that year – was recorded in Delhi on 12 April 1985, as part of Dr. Vijay Rana’s radio series ‘100 Years of Indian National Congress’ for the BBC Hindi Service. I arrived…