Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Early Women's Writings in Orissa,1898-1950 by Sachidanandan Mohanty

Based on archival research, this fascinating book brings together many of the neglected writings of Oriya women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sachidananda Mohanty focusses on a period when women's writings dealt not only with questions of gender and identity but also with cultural, political and ideological issues of their times. Utilizing different forms-short stories, poems, essays, travel writings, novels and letters-these women writers responded honestly both to the world that was in turmoil around them and to the demands of their own inner selves. By articulating and advancing the personal in the public and by imbuing the personal with the social and the political, these 'literary domestics' transcended their limitations and became the precursors of a tradition that critically examined both traditional values and modern contingencies, yet sought to bring them together to fruition.

Buy Early Women's Writings in Orissa,1898-1950 by Sachidanandan Mohanty from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780761933083
ISBN-10: 0761933085
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 139mm x 17mm)
Pages: 241
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Early Women's Writings in Orissa,1898-1950 by Sachidanandan Mohanty

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Early Women's Writings in Orissa,1898-1950 book by Sachidanandan Mohanty and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Sachidanandan Mohanty

Sachidanandan Mohanty explores such questions as: What were the features of this body of writing? How did contemporary history, politics, gender and culture impinge on the generation and dissemination of this body of literature? And how did such writing contribute to the making of literary / cultural consciousness in conjunction with and in contrast to developments at the national level?