Dust on the Road

Activist and Political Writings
of Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi

Edited by Maitreya Ghatak

Out of Print


5.5 x 8.5 inches, xxxix + 219pp. 2000

ISBN : 9788170461432

Rs  425.00 (PB)
$16.99 (PB)
£14.99 (PB)

A collection of her activist prose written between 1981 and 1992, including most of her articles in English, from journals and newspapers, several Bengali pieces in translation, editorials from Bortika a Bengali quarterly she started in 1980 as a forum for poor peasants, factory workers, tribals, rickshaw-pullers to write about their lives and problems.

Mahasweta Devi is one of India's foremost writers. Her powerful fiction has won her recognition in the form of the Sahitya Akademi (1979), Jnanpith (1996) and Ramon Magsaysay (1996) awards, amongst several other literary honours. She was also awarded the Padmasree in 1986, for her activist work amongst dispossessed tribal communities. 


Tribal Studies
Social History
Selected Works Of Mahasweta Devi
Film Theory