Renowned writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi termed Adivasis as “the most civilised people” to whom Indian forests, rivers and mountains owe their survival.
She praised their egalitarian social structure where nobody is greater than anybody, and where social evils such as dowry do not exist.
Addressing students at the University of Hyderabad here on Monday, she attributed whatever natural balance left to survive in India to the presence of Adivasis. […]
She also reminisced her days in Shantinikethan, and how she embarked on her first work ‘Jhansir Rani’. […]
The interactive session was organised by the Centre for Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation, University of Hyderabad.
Source: “Adivasis most civilised people”, The Hindu, 2 October 2012
Address : https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/‘Adivasis-most-civilised-people’/article12542421.ece
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Her notable works include Hajar Chaurashir Maa, Breast Stories, and Tin Korir Sadh, among many others. Several of her works have been adapted in films over the years. The leading Bengali fiction writer was known for her contribution towards the welfare of tribal people.
Source: “Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi dies at 90 in Kolkata” (Scroll.in, 28 July 2016)
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