Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi cremated with full state honours, thousands attend last rites in Kolkata

Mahasweta Devi cremated with full state honours, thousands attend last rites in Kolkata

Activist-writer Mahasweta Devi was on Friday cremated with full state honours as commoners and eminent personalities led by CM Mamata Banerjee paid their last respects.

Jul 29, 2016, 18:12 PM IST
Irrfan Khan wanted to make film on Mahasweta Devi's life

Irrfan Khan wanted to make film on Mahasweta Devi's life

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan says he wanted to make a movie on the life of eminent author and social activist Mahasweta Devi.

Jul 29, 2016, 15:43 PM IST
Oops! Sushma Swaraj condoled Mahasweta Devi's death, but quoted wrong books

Oops! Sushma Swaraj condoled Mahasweta Devi's death, but quoted wrong books

Sushma Swaraj while paying homage to Mahasweta Devi mentioned names of two books, ‘Pratham Pratishruti’ and ‘Bakul Katha', which were not written by the departed writer but by Ashapurna Devi.

Jul 29, 2016, 15:05 PM IST
What a life: Film world mourns Mahasweta Devi's demise

What a life: Film world mourns Mahasweta Devi's demise

Bengali film star Prosenjit Chatterjee and Bollywood filmmakers like Mahesh Bhatt and Madhur Bhandarkar on Thursday mourned the death of eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi. For them, she led a life that will be remembered forever.

Jul 28, 2016, 18:57 PM IST

Mamata condoles Mahasweta Devi's passing

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer Mahasweta Devi, saying the state has lost "a glorious mother".

Jul 28, 2016, 17:22 PM IST
Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.

Jul 28, 2016, 16:58 PM IST

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away in Kolkata

Veteran writer and social activist breathed her last in Kolkata on Thursday. She was 90.

Jul 28, 2016, 15:49 PM IST
Noted writer Mahasweta Devi critical, West Bengal CM visits hospital

Noted writer Mahasweta Devi critical, West Bengal CM visits hospital

Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi continued to be in a critical condition requiring partial life support, a doctor said late on Tuesday. 

Jul 20, 2016, 03:48 AM IST
Mahasweta Devi continues to be critical

Mahasweta Devi continues to be critical

Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi on Friday continued to be in a critical condition and on life support, said a doctor at the hospital where she has been undergoing treatment.

Jul 15, 2016, 12:08 PM IST

Mahasweta Devi put on ventilator

Critically-ill veteran author and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Mahasweta Devi was on Thursday put on life support after her condition worsened, a doctor said.

Jul 14, 2016, 21:29 PM IST
Veteran writer Mahasweta Devi hospitalised

Veteran writer Mahasweta Devi hospitalised

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the 89-year-old social activist on Thursday.

Jan 01, 2016, 10:33 AM IST

BJP says Mahasweta sought ticket for daughter, writer denies it

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.

Mar 10, 2014, 20:50 PM IST

`Mamata only ideal candidate for PM`

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".

Jan 30, 2014, 15:27 PM IST

`Swabhoomi`s` subject still crucial: Mahasweta Devi

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.

Jul 06, 2013, 18:22 PM IST

Mahasweta Devi condemns SFI attack on Mamata

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

Apr 11, 2013, 19:10 PM IST

Mahasweta Devi condemns SFI attack on Mamata

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

Apr 11, 2013, 16:15 PM IST

Writer Mahasweta Devi appears in film based on her own story

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

Jun 28, 2012, 17:13 PM IST

Blow for Mamata, Mahasweta quits key post

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.

May 24, 2012, 10:04 AM IST

WB: ‘Kishenji was killed in fake shootout’

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.

Feb 03, 2012, 22:12 PM IST

Mahasweta calls Trinamool Cong a ‘fascist’ party

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

Nov 21, 2011, 19:11 PM IST