Questions

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

Facts

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.

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