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Maa - Mati - Manush


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Ma-Mati-Manush (Mother-Land-People) was the slogan of the firebrand political leader, Mamata Banerji, after the peasants resistance around Nandigram and Singur in West Bengal. This collection of her poems speaks of her political thoughts.

About The Author

Mamata Banerjee is the 11th and current chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal. She is the first woman to hold the office. Banerjee founded All India Trinamool Congress in 1997 and became chairperson, after separating from the Indian National Congress. Currently she is also in charge of nine key departments of the government of West Bengal. She is popularly referred to as "Didi" (meaning elder sister) to all her followers. Banerjee pulled off a landslide victory for the All India Trinamul Congress in West Bengal by defeating the world's longest-serving democratically-elected communist government, the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front government, bringing to an end 34 years of Left Front rule in the state.