Poets and Speakers

Ganesh Devy

Shahnaz Munni © Goethe-Institut

Foto: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes
Ganesh Devy A former Professor of English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Dr Ganesh Devy writes in English, Marathi and Gujarati. Among his better known works are After Amnesia (1992), Of Many Heroes (1997) and Painted Words (2003). He is the founder of the Bhasha Research Centre, Baroda and Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh and has worked extensively with the Adivasis and Nomadic communities in India. He led the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), a comprehensive documentation of all living Indian languages. He has received several awards for his writing as well as community work including Padma Shri, Prince Claus Award and Linguapax Award.