Ganesh N. Devy, formerly professor of English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, and a renowned literary critic and activist, is founder and director of the Tribal Academy at Tejgadh, Gujarat, and director of the Sahitya Akademi’s Project on Literature in Tribal Languages and Oral Traditions. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for ‘After Amnesia’ (1992), and the SAARC Writers’ Foundation Award for his work with denotified tribes. He has also won the reputed Prince Claus Award (2003) for his work on the conservation of the history, languages and views of oppressed communities in the Indian state of Gujarat. His Marathi book Vanaprasth has received six awards including the Durga Bhagwat memorial Award and the Maharashtra Foundation Award. Along with Laxman Gaikwad and Mahashweta Devi [Mahasweta Devi], he is one of the founders of The Denotified and Nomadic Tribes Rights Action Group (DNT-RAG).
Source: “A View of Higher Education in India” p. 55
Tip: read “Inclusive Education: A View of Higher Education in India”, a public lecture by Prof. Ganesh [G.N.] Devy delivered on September 26th, 2010 at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
“The tribal world and the tribal way is complete in itself.” – Mahasweta Devi quoted by Gopalkrishna Gandhi in “Swearing by Mahasweta” (The Hindu, 6 August 2016)
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