Who was Ashapurna Devi? – prominent Bengali novelist and poet
When was Ashapurna Devi born? – 8 January 1909
When did Ashapurna Devi die? – 13 July 1995
When was Ashapurna Devi awarded the Jnanpith Award and the Padma Shri by the Government of India? – 1976
What are some notable works of Ashapurna Devi? – Prathom Protishruti, Subarnolata, Bakul Katha
For Ashapurna Devi’s contribution as a novelist and short story writer, the Sahitya Akademi conferred its highest honor, the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, in 1994.
Ashapurna Devi’s novel “Baluchori” was adapted as a TV serial in Deepto TV named Aparajita.
Ashapurna Devi was the first woman to receive the prestigious Jnanpith Award.
Vishwa Bharati University honored Ashapurna Devi with Deshikottama in 1989.