Nirupama Devi

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Nirupama Devi
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Born Nirupama Devi
(1883-05-05)5 May 1883
Died 7 January 1951(1951-01-07) (aged 67)

Nirupama Devi (Bengali: নিরুপমা দেবী) (7 May 1883 – 7 January 1951)[1] was a fiction writer from Berhampore in Murshidabad district. Her literary pseudonym was Srimati Devi. Nirupama Devi's father was Nafar Chandra Bhatta who was a judicial employee. She was educated at home.[2]

Works[edit]

Uchchhrinkhal was her first novel. Her other works include:

  • Annapurnar Mandir (1913)
  • Didi (1915) (considered to be her best novel)[3]
  • Aleya (1917)
  • Bidhilipi (1919)
  • Shyamali (1919)
  • Bandhu (1921)
  • Amar Diary (1927)
  • Yugantarer Katha (1940)
  • Anukarsa (1941)

Accolades[edit]

Nirupama Devi received the 'Bhubanmohini Gold Medal' in 1938 and 'Jagattarini Gold Medal' in 1943 from the University of Calcutta in recognition of her contribution to literature.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Women Writing in India: The twentieth century. Feminist Press at CUNY. 1993. p. 106. ISBN 9781558610293. 
  2. ^ "Devi, Nirupama - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2017-11-08. 
  3. ^ Women Writing in India: 600 B.C. to the early twentieth century. Feminist Press at CUNY. 1991. p. 363. ISBN 9781558610279.