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Google Doodle celebrates author, activist Mahasweta Devi's 92th birthday

Mahasweta Devi wrote over 100 novels. Her first novel, 'Jhansir Rani', based on the life of Rani of Jhansi Lakshmibai, was published in 1956

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Mahasweta Devi. Photo: All India Radio News' Twitter handle
Mahasweta Devi. Photo: All India Radio News' Twitter handle

Search engine Google on Sunday dedicated its doodle to noted author and social activist on her 92nd birth anniversary.

Born on January 14, 1926 in Dhaka in present day Bangladesh, was a Bengali fiction writer who was honoured with various literary awards such as the (Bengali), Jnanpith Award and along with and She died on July 28, 2016 in Kolkata.

Some of her famous literary works include "Hajar Churashir Maa", "Rudali" and "Aranyer Adhikar".

wrote over 100 novels.

Her first novel, "Jhansir Rani", based on the life of Rani of Jhansi Lakshmibai, was published in 1956.

In 1997, she was awarded the in journalism, literature and creative communication arts.

She was also awarded the prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Orders of Arts and Letters) in 2003 for her contribution to literature.

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 15:18 IST
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