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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Google Doodle commemorates Mahasweta Devi on her 92nd birthday



A Google Doodle commemorating what would have been Mahasweta Devi's 92nd birthday has been released on 14 January 2018.

The Indian literary icon passed away in July 2016, at the age of 90, and was accorded a state funeral by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who said: "India has lost a great writer. Bengal has lost a glorious mother. I have lost a personal guide. Mahashweta Di rest in peace."

The Google Doodle depicts Mahasweta Devi's portrait, surrounded by the faces of the people whose cause she championed — through her books and in life. The tribals, the downtrodden and the oppressed — those whose stories weren't considered worth narrating, these she made her own.