By (author) Mahasweta Devi
Introduction by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
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Imaginary Maps by Mahasweta Devi
Book DescriptionImaginary Maps presents three stories from noted Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi in conjunction with readings of these tales by famed cultural and literary critic, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Weaving history, myth and current political realities, these stories explore troubling motifs in contemporary Indian life through the figures and narratives of indigenous tribes in India. At once delicate and violent, Devi's stories map the experiences of the "tribals" and tribal life under decolonization. In "The Hunt," "Douloti the Bountiful" and the deftly wrought allegory of tribal agony "Pterodactyl, Pirtha, and Puran Sahay," Ms. Devi links the specific fate of tribals in India to that of marginalized peoples everywhere. Gayatri Spivak's readings of these stories connect the necessary "power lines" within them, not only between local and international structures of power (patriarchy, nationalisms, late capitalism), but also to the university.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415904636
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mahasweta Devi
Queen of Jhansi, Hardback (August 2010)
Lakshmibai, the Queen of Jhansi, a legendary Indian heroine, led her troops against the British in the uprising of 1857, which is widely described as the first Indian War of Independence. This work traces the history of the growing resistance to the British, while building a picture of Lakshmibai as a complex, spirited, full-blooded woman.
Bait, and Other Stories, Hardback (July 2010)
Collects such stories as - "Fisherman", "Knife", "Body," and "Killer". This title contextualizes the stories within the development of the growing criminal underworld in Bengal.
Chotti Munda and His Arrow, Hardback (January 2003)
The wide sweep of this important novel encompasses many layers. It ranges over decades in the life of Chotti - the central character - in which India moves from colonial rule to independence and then to the unrest of the 1970s.
Old Women, Paperback (January 2000)» View all books by Mahasweta Devi
Focuses on the trauma of a mother who awakens one morning to the shattering news that her son is lying dead in the morgue and her struggle to understand his decision to be a Naxalite.
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