Mahasweta Devi

1926 - 2016

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Mahasweta Devi (14 January 1926 – 28 July 2016) was an Indian writer in Bengali and an activist. Her notable literary works include Hajar Churashir Maa, Rudali, and Aranyer Adhikar. She was a self-proclaimed leftist who worked for the rights and empowerment of the tribal people (Lodha and Shabar) of West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahasweta Devi has received more than 1,055,673 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Mahasweta Devi is the 3,169th most popular writer (down from 2,916th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Bangladesh and the 3rd most popular Bangladeshi Writer.

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Among writers, Mahasweta Devi ranks 3,169 out of 5,794Before her are Jacob van Maerlant, Mika Antić, José Enrique Rodó, Catherine Breillat, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Hilary Mantel. After her are Olga Bergholz, Mikayel Nalbandian, Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Luciano De Crescenzo, James Aldridge, and Yury Olesha.

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Among people born in 1926, Mahasweta Devi ranks 213Before her are Carl Adam Petri, Ricardo María Carles Gordó, Salvador Jorge Blanco, Alfred Pfaff, Nikita Simonyan, and Julio César Britos. After her are Bal Thackeray, Clifford Husbands, Ian Paisley, Jon Vickers, Edgar Hilsenrath, and Miguel Obando y Bravo. Among people deceased in 2016, Mahasweta Devi ranks 204Before her are Pierre Barouh, Leon Russell, Alan Thicke, Papa Wemba, Jon Polito, and Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern. After her are Turgay Şeren, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Laura Mancinelli, Paul Kantner, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Qahhor Mahkamov.

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In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Mahasweta Devi ranks 18 out of 43Before her are Iajuddin Ahmed (1931), Ziaur Rahman (1936), Begum Rokeya (1880), Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), Meghnad Saha (1893), and S. D. Burman (1906). After her are Shahabuddin Ahmed (1930), Taslima Nasrin (1962), Fakhruddin Ahmed (1940), Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad (1918), Suchitra Sen (1931), and Pritilata Waddedar (1911).

Among WRITERS In Bangladesh

Among writers born in Bangladesh, Mahasweta Devi ranks 3Before her are Sri Chinmoy (1931) and Begum Rokeya (1880). After her are Taslima Nasrin (1962), Avijit Roy (1972), and Monica Ali (1967).