Let us pay our respects to Mahasweta Devi.Today is the 92nd. birth anniversary of Mahasweta Devi of West Bengal who is a writer and social activist. The Google honored her today by creating a doodle on her. As a social activist, she fought for the rights of the tribal people. She lead the movement against the industrial policy of the CPM Government of West Bengal when it was in power. She was against the policy of acquiring the land forcibly from the farmers and handing over them to industries at throwaway prices.
Mahasweta Devi is a writer of prominence. She wrote more than 100 novels. Her novel "Aranyer Adhikar" bagged the Sahitya Academy Award for Bengali in 1979. She received the "Jnanpith Award" in 1996 and "Ramon Magsaysay Award"1997. The Government of India honored her with"Padma Vibhushan" award in 2006. Let us all pay our respects to this great lady who was a writer and social activist.