Devi, who won the the Sahitya Akademi award in 1979, wrote 100 novels and 20 collection of short stories. She was best known for her work “Hajar Churashir Ma”, “Rudali”, and “Chotti Munda Evam Tar Tir”.
In 1997, she was awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay award in journalism, literature, and the creative communication arts for “compassionate crusade through art and activism to claim for tribal peoples a just and honourable place in India’s national life.”
Devi is well known for her crusade for the rights and empowerment of the Lodha and Shabar, the tribal people from West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Today’s Google Doodle is reminiscent of author’s contribution to the field of literature, her work for the tribal community and her association with Bengal.
Born in 1926, in…