Maha Booker

Mahasweta Devi, in the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize, featured in one of our recent posts (on Moving Worlds). A prolific writer, particularly for and of marginal voices, this nomination recognises her considerable contributions, and if she were to be awarded the prize, it would only add to an already impressive set of awards- the Jnanpith, the Magasaysay, among others- that have already gained lustre by having been given to her earlier.

Several of her books are available in translation and feature on our website. Breast Stories, The Queen of Jhansi, Bait, Five Plays, Mother of 1084, The Book of the Hunter, Outcast, After Kurukshetra , Choti Munda and his arrow, Dust on the Road, Our Non-Veg Cow and Other stories, all published by Seagull, Kolkata. And The Why-Why Girl from Tulika, Chennai.