Mahasweta Devi passes away
The Indian publishing industry mourns the loss of eminent litterateur Mahasweta Devi (1926-2016), who has more than a hundred novels and 20 short-stories to her credit. Some of her most famous works include ‘Master Saab’ (The School Teacher), ‘Hazar Churasir Maan’ (The Mother of 1084), ‘Aranyer Audhikar’ (The Right to the Forest), and ‘Chotti Munda Aar Taar Teer’ (Chotti Munda and his Arrow). She was also the winner of various prestigious awards. May her soul rest in peace!