Chotti Munda And His Arrow

Author: Mahasweta Devi
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470777710
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Written in 1980, this novel by prize-winning Indian writer Mahasweta Devi, translated and introduced by Gayatri Chakravorty Sprivak, is remarkable for the way in which it touches on vital issues that have in subsequent decades grown into matters of urgent social conern. Written by one of India’s foremost novelists, and translated by an eminent cultural and critical theorist. 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. Traces the changes, some forced, some welcome, in the daily lives of a marginalized rural community. Raises questions about the place of the tribal on the map of national identity, land rights and human rights, the ‘museumization’ of ‘ethnic’ cultures, and the justifications of violent resistance as the last resort of a desperate people. Represents enlightening reading for students and scholars of postcolonial literature and postcolonial studies.

The Rebirth Of American Literary Theory And Criticism

Author: H. Aram Veeser
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1785274384
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The interviewees of this volume fall into three groups: the main players who brought about the rise of theory (Fish, Gallop, Spivak, Bhabha); a younger group of post-theorists (Bérubé, Dimock, Nealon, Warren); the anti-critique theorists (Felski); and new order theorists (Puchner, Wolfe). They discuss elemental questions, such as trying to grasp what was logic and what was rhetoric; trying to see down the road while fog and turmoil held visibility to arm’s length; and trying to pick legible meanings out of the cultural blanket of deafening noise. Theorists were not only good thinkers but also pioneers who were seeking profound transformations.

Pratiyogita Darpan

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Pratiyogita Darpan (monthly magazine) is India's largest read General Knowledge and Current Affairs Magazine. Pratiyogita Darpan (English monthly magazine) is known for quality content on General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Topics ranging from national and international news/ issues, personality development, interviews of examination toppers, articles/ write-up on topics like career, economy, history, public administration, geography, polity, social, environment, scientific, legal etc, solved papers of various examinations, Essay and debate contest, Quiz and knowledge testing features are covered every month in this magazine.

Cosmopoetics

Author: Shameem Black
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Bulletproof

Author: Jennifer Wenzel
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226893499
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In 1856 and 1857, in response to a prophet’s command, the Xhosa people of southern Africa killed their cattle and ceased planting crops; the resulting famine cost tens of thousands of lives. Much like other millenarian, anticolonial movements—such as the Ghost Dance in North America and the Birsa Munda uprising in India—these actions were meant to transform the world and liberate the Xhosa from oppression. Despite the movement’s momentous failure to achieve that goal, the event has continued to exert a powerful pull on the South African imagination ever since. It is these afterlives of the prophecy that Jennifer Wenzel explores in Bulletproof. Wenzel examines literary and historical texts to show how writers have manipulated images and ideas associated with the cattle killing—harvest, sacrifice, rebirth, devastation—to speak to their contemporary predicaments. Widening her lens, Wenzel also looks at how past failure can both inspire and constrain movements for justice in the present, and her brilliant insights into the cultural implications of prophecy will fascinate readers across a wide variety of disciplines.

Connect

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Essays In Ecocriticism

Author: Rayson K. Alex
Editor: Sarup & Sons
ISBN: 9788176258043
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Contributed papers presented at two ecocriticism conferences organized by Indian Association for Studies in Contemporary Literature in English ... [et al.].

Seagull Theatre Quarterly

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Tribal Activism

Author: Shachi Arya
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Social And Economic Development In India

Author: Dilip K. Basu
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Great Men And Women Of Asia

Author: Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
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The Journal Of Indian Writing In English

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Author: Sangeeta Ray
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This book introduces and discusses the works of leading feminist postcolonialist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by exploring the key concepts and themes to emerge from them. Focuses on the key themes to emerge from Spivak’s work, such as ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war Assesses Spivak’s often contentious relationship with feminist and postcolonial studies Considers the significance of her work for other fields, such as ethnography, history, cultural studies and philosophy

Social Text

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Bedanabala

Author: Mahāśvetā Debī
Editor: Berg Publishers
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Spoken In The First Person, These Reminiscences Of A Woman Whose Mother Was Rescued From A House Of Ill-Repute Construct A History Not Often Documented. A History That Runs Parallel To The Official Narrative Of India`S Modernism And Nationalism: That Of Women Outcast Because They Are `Fallen`. Starting From The Late Nineteenth Century, The Voice Of Bedanabala Bears Witness To The Experiences Of Many Women Who Find Themselves Outside The Safety Of Domestic Walls And Thereafter Make Their Lives In The Only Ways Open To Them In A Society Where Women Did Not Work Except As Domestic Servants-Entertaining Men, Developing Liaisons, Interwining Their Dreams And Passions With The Destiny Of A Country Struggling For Independence And Questioning Oppressive Time-Worn Social Custom. Bedanabala, Written In 1996, Seeks To Empathize With A Segment Of Society Condemned Even By Other Women As Beyond The Bounds Of Decency And Social Acceptance.

The Glory Of Sri Sri Ganesh

Author: Mahāśvetā Debī
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The Glory of Sri Sri Ganesh shows the lives of the underdogs the Lachhimsa, the Rukmanis, the Mohors and the Haroas as a contrast to the lives of their all-powerful overlords the Medinis and Ganeshes. Lachhima, whose leashed bitterness and anger of a lifetime against Medini and Ganesh is liberated at the end of the novel when Ganesh begs her to save his life, decides to save him, but on her own terms. The title of the work itself becomes a tool for subversion in this sprawling novel which takes the reader through a multilayered narrative into the socio-economic malaise of post-independence rural India. Mahasweta Devi s corrosive humour and cryptic style are at their best as she takes on issues of agrarian land relations, inter-caste violence, so-called rural development and position of women in rural India. Considered one of Mahasweta Devi s most important works, this novel, written in 1981, appeared shortly after her seminal Chotti Munda and His Arrow. The hope of liberation contained in Chotti Munda continues in this book. As the author says, Chotti Munda talked of the dream of the dispossessed tribals uniting in struggle with the equally marginalized low caste communities; while this novel shows how being landless and being born low caste is almost inevitably linked in India . Mahasweta Devi is one of India s foremost writers. Her powerful fiction has won her recognition in the form of the Sahitya Akademi (1979), Jnanpith (1996) and Ramon Magsaysay (1996) awards, the title of Officier del Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres (2003) and the Nonino Prize (2005) amongst several other literary honours. She was also awarded the Padmasree in 1986, for her activist work among dispossessed tribal communities. Ipsita Chanda is a translator who also teaches Comparative Literature in Jadavpur University.

Wrong Number And Other Stories

Author: Mahāśvetā Debī
Editor: Berg Publishers
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Translation From Bengali. Four Stories. The Shrill Ring Of A Telephone In The Depths Of The Night, The Nightmare Of An Anxious Father Who Refuses To Face The Fear That His Son May Have Been Killed. The Desperate Plea Of A Destitute Dusad Goatherd That He Has A `Fundamental Right` To His Property Of A Few Ill-Fed Goats. The Terror Of A Little Boy At The Relentless Violence Of The Upper Castes Against His Kith And Kin, In His Mind Inextricably Linked To The Name `Gandhi` After Whom Public Spaces Are So Often Named. And The Helpless Grief Of Two Mothers Who Mourn The Deaths Of Their Sons, Ram And Rahim, Seperated By Religion But In The End United In The Senseless Waste Of Their Untimely Deaths. Not Front Page News, Just The Human Face Of The Statistics That Swell The Inside Pages Of Our Newspapers. In Her Inimitable Manner, The Aythor Brings Us Face To Face With The Reality Of Oppression And Repression That Haunts Our Country.Contents: Wrong Number-Fundamental Rights And Bhikari Dusad; Gandhi Maidanand Raghua Dusad; Ram And Rahim.

Dewana Khoimala And The Holy Banyan Tree

Author: Mahāśvetā Debī
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The image of this love-crazed hero haunts Khoimala, the gentle Brahman girl, and her low-caste sweetheart, the young boatman, Golak, as they live out their doomed love story: doomed because social and religious taboos damn their forbidden love. On the one hand, eighteenth century rural Bengal, quickening to the pace of urban development, undergoes swift change, as local markets thrive and traders flourish; on the other, a destitute woman who is trapped in the darkness of harshly prescriptive custom to the despair of the boatman lad who can neither rescue nor declare his love. In this masterful and deeply sensitive tale, Mahasweta Devi once again interweaves a social tapestry and the detail of human lives, creating a powerful tale of love, longing and passion set in a time when the British are beginning to consolidate their hold on Bengal. Mahasweta Devi is one of India s foremost writers. Her powerful fiction has won her recognition in the form of the Sahitya Akademi (1979), Jnanpith (1996) and Ramon Magsaysay (1996) awards, and the title of Officier Del Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2003) and the Nonino Prize (2005) amongst several other literary honours. She was also awarded the Padmasree in 1986, for her activist work among dispossessed tribal communities. Pinaki Bhattacharya, the translator, is a consultant, teacher, and actor who lives and works in Calcutta.