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BJP says Mahasweta sought ticket for daughter, writer denies it

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:50

BJP claimed eminent author Mahasweta Devi had approached it after the Trinamool Congress refused to honour its promise of fielding her foster daughter from Alipurduar Lok Sabha seat.

`Mamata only ideal candidate for PM`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 15:27

Author Mahasweta Devi expressed support for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said here Thursday that she "is the only ideal candidate for prime minister".

`Swabhoomi`s` subject still crucial: Mahasweta Devi

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 18:22

Mahasweta Devi says she is eager to see the film version of her novel `Adhaba`, written on the women whose husbands remained untraced after the Nandigram land acquisition movement.

Mahasweta Devi condemns SFI attack on Mamata

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 19:10

Mahasweta Devi condemned heckling of Mamata Banerjee and Amit Mitra, saying those who practise such "indecent politics" are alienated from people.

Mahasweta Devi condemns SFI attack on Mamata

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 16:15

Noted writer Mahasweta Devi Thursday condemned the heckling of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra.

Writer Mahasweta Devi appears in film based on her own story

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 17:13

Mahasweta Devi, many of whose stories have been made into memorable movies, will herself now appear in one being adapted for celluloid.

Blow for Mamata, Mahasweta quits key post

Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10:04

One of the biggest supporters of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and state’s well-known author Mahasweta Devi has resigned as the chairperson of the Bangla Academy.

WB: ‘Kishenji was killed in fake shootout’

Last Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 22:12

Claiming that top Maoist leader Kishenji was killed in a "fake" shootout by the security forces, Magsaysay awardee author-activist Mahasweta Devi Friday said the government must probe and bring out the truth behind his death.

Mahasweta calls Trinamool Cong a ‘fascist’ party

Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011, 19:11

Mahasweta Devi, on Monday described the government as `fascist` and alleged it was trying to throttle the people`s voices.

A single bill can`t end corruption: Mahasweta

Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 13:58

As the debate rages over a strong anti-graft law, Magsaysay award winner, writer and renowned social activist Mahasweta Devi feels that a single bill cannot rid India of corruption.

CPI-M got alienated from people in Bengal: Mahasweta Devi

Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 21:29

Noted Bengali writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi on Thursday said a major reason for the rout of the CPI(M) in West Bengal Assembly polls was the party`s alienation from the common man.

Mahasweta Devi dares govt arrest her on naxal talks

Last Updated: Friday, May 07, 2010, 21:47

With the Centre warning of action under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against civil society representatives speaking in favour of naxals, social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi dared Chidambaram to arrest her.