About this author
Nirupama Devi was born on 7 May 1883 in Berhampore in Murshidabad district. She was a fiction writer, and Uchchhrinkhal was her first novel
In 2013, Swapna Dutta writes for The Hindu that Nirupama Devi was an author who “wrote fearlessly about the social ills of the time: polygamy, forced marriages, dowry-related torture, and the heartbreak of widowhood or of being discarded by the husband for no fault of theirs,” “wrote about society’s ruthless attitude to widows who dared to fall in love and, most of all, the utter helplessness of women in a male-dominated world,” and “told the stories from a woman’s perspective.”
She received the ‘Bhubanmohini Gold Medal’ in 1938 and ‘The Jagattarini Gold Medal’ in 1943 from the University of Calcutta in recognition of her contribution to literature.
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