Dr. Ganesh N. Devy

Dr. Ganesh N. Devy is a thinker, cultural activist, and an institution builder, best known for the People’s Linguistic Survey of India and the Adivasi Academy created by him. He writes in three languages-Marathi, Gujarati and English. He launched the Dakshinayan (Southward) movement of artists, writers, and intellectuals that follows the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was awarded Padma Shri on 26 January 2014 in recognition of his work.