Mahasweta Debi (January 14, 1926 – July 28, 2016) has breathed her last just a few hours earlier. Bengali literature has lost the soul of protest with her passing away. We pay homage by podcasting her story, Champa, written in the backdrop of the Sepoy Mutiny. This is one of those anecdotes which the author collected during her trips to out-of-the-way places in North and Central India. Champa is an innocent girl who might bloom like a champa, the magnolia. She belongs to the people whose life and death depended on the mercy of the East India Company. This warm and tender girl takes up poison to avenge herself on the death of her grandfather and her husband.

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