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  • Pub Date : January 2022
  • Author : Mahasweta Devi (Translated by Radha Chakravarty)
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House
  • Language :  English
  • Binding Type : Hadbound
  • Pages : 124 Pages
  • Isbn : 9780857429018
  • Mrp : 499.00


InOur Sanitikentan , the late Mahasweta Devi, one of India’s most celebrated writers, vividly narrates her days as a schoolgirl in the 1930s. As the aging author struggles to recapture vignettes of her childhood, these reminiscences bring to the written page not only her individual sensibility but an entire ethos. Santiniketan is home to the school and university founded by the foremost literary and cultural icon of India, Rabindranath Tagore. In these pages, a forgotten Santiniketan , seen through the innocent eyes of a young girl, comes to life the place, its people, flora and
fauna, along with its educational environment, culture of free creative expression, vision of harmonious coexistence between natural and human worlds, and the towering presence of Tagore himself. Alongside, we get a glimpse of the
private Mahasweta her inner life, family and associates, and the early experiences that shaped her personality. A nostalgic journey to a bygone era, harking back to its simple yet profound values  so distant today and so urgent yet again Our Santiniketan is an invaluable.


Devi (1926 2016) was one of India’s foremost literary figures from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries a writer and social activist in equal right. Author of numerous novels, plays, essays and short stories, she received the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary honour , in 1996. She was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay
Award in 1997 for her ‘compassionate crusade through art and activism to claim for tribal peoples a just and honourable place in India’s national life’.

Radha Chakravarty is a writer, critic, and translator. In 2004, she was nominated for the Crossword Translation Award for In the Name of the Mother by Mahasweta Devi.

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