Kolkata lit fest 2017 to pay tribute to Mahasweta Devi

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) The Kolkata Literary Festival (KLF) next year will pay tribute to eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi who died on Thursday, KLF Co-director Anjum Katyal said.

Katyal told IANS on Friday she was “overwhelmed” by Mahasweta Devi’s power as a writer while translating her works into English.

Katyal in her tenure as chief editor of a publishing house worked closely with the author. She translated Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Rudaali’ and ‘After Kurukshetra’ into English.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner died following cardiac arrest and multi-organ failure at a nursing home here. She was 90.

–IANS

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