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…

Booker Prize after seven yrs of toil and torments

Kiran Desai became the youngest woman writer to win the 2006  Man Booker Prize. In this remarkably candid interview she talks about her struggle in New York while writing her second novel ‘The Inheritance of Loss’. She pays her tribute to her mother Anita Desai who was nominated for Booker…

UR Ananthmurthy on his life and literature

Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, born December 21, 1932, is a leading contemporary writer in the Kannada language. He is counted among the most eminent Indian authors. A winner of India’s highest literary honour, the Jnanpith Award for the Kannada language, he was also honoured with Padma Bhushan by the Government of…