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Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi is a significant Bangla fiction writer best known for her short story “Draupadi”. She is a social-political activist working at the grass root level for the landless labourers and women. In her crucial works- Bitter Soil , Mother of 1084 , After Kurukshetra, Jhansir Rani, Imaginary Maps among others - one witnesses her blatant refusal of the contemporary historical material conditions imposed on women and her rebellious protest against the injustice done to the marginalized sections.