Interview with Maheswata Devi

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dc.contributor.author Global Feminisms Project en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-06T17:43:34Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-06T17:43:34Z
dc.date.issued 2003-03-25 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55729
dc.description The Global Feminisms Project (http://www.umich.edu/~glblfem/en/index.html) is a collaborative international oral history project that examines the history of feminist activism, women's movements, and academic women's studies in sites around the world. The current archive includes interviews with women's movement activists and women's studies scholars in China, India, Nicaragua, Poland, and the United States. We are currently working on adding interviews from Brazil and Russia. The Project is based in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at UM, which is also the home for the U.S. site research team. Our international collaborators include: - Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem - UFF (the Laboratory of Oral History and Images at the Federal Fluminense University in Rio de Janeiro) and Núcleo de História, Memória e Documento - NUMEM (the Center for History, Memory, and Documentation at the Federal State University in Rio de Janeiro), BRAZIL - China Women's University in Beijing, CHINA - SPARROW, Sound and Picture Archives for Research on Women in Mumbai, INDIA - Movimiento Autónomo de Mujeres de Nicaragua (Autonomous Women's Movement), NICARAGUA - Fundacja Kobiet eFKa (Women's Foundation eFKa) in Krakow, POLAND en_US
dc.description.abstract Mahasweta Devi is one of India’s foremost writers. She was born in 1926 in in East Bengal (currently Bangladesh); as a teenager, she and her family moved to West Bengal. Mahasweta Devi was born into a literary family, and was influenced by her early association with a group that brought social and political theater to rural villages in Bengal in the 1930's and 1940's. She completed a master's degree in English literature from Calcutta University, and began working as a teacher and journalist. Her first book, Jhansir Rani (The Queen of Jhansi), was published in 1956. She has published twenty collections of short stories and nearly 100 novels, mainly in her native language of Bengali. Her trenchant, powerful fiction has won her recognition in the form of the Sahitya Akademi (1979), Jnanpith (1996) and Ramon Magasaysay (1996) awards, amongst several other literary honours. She was also awarded the Padmasree in 1986, for her activist work among the dispossessed tribal communities. In 1980 she started editing a Bengali quarterly, Bortika, which she turned into a forum where marginalized people who had no voice elsewhere, could write about their lives and problems. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The ‘Global Feminisms Project' was funded, beginning in 2002, by a major grant from the Rackham Graduate School, with additional funding provided by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Women's Studies Program, and the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Feminisms India Site Interview en_US
dc.subject Global, Feminism, Feminists, Intersectionality, Cross-cultural, India, Indian Feminists en_US
dc.title Interview with Maheswata Devi en_US
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dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Women's and Gender Studies en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Humanities en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Institute for Research on Women and Gender en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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