Basai Tudu, Mahasweta Devi, translator Prabhanjan
Basai Tudu, Mahasweta Devi, translator Prabhanjan, 136 pp, Rs. 120 \nBashai Tudu evokes the modern myth of a tribal peasant revolutionary who turns up whenever the landless farm labourers are driven to a crisis. It is by far, Mahasweta Devi’s most moving text on peasant unrest, resistance and armed revolt. She establishes that peasant revolt never dies or extinguishes itself and the central hero of this book, Bashai Tudu is also deathless. \nMahasweta Devi (1926-2016) was a celebrated Bengali writer and social activist. who predominantly worked for rights and discrimination against scheduled tribes. \nPrabhanjan worked as a journalist and is now retired.