Women Writing in India: 600 B.C. to the Present, V: The Twentieth Century

Women Writing in India B C to the Present V The Twentieth Century These ground breaking collections offer texts from languages never before available in English or as a collection along with a new reading of cultural history that draws on contemporary schol

  • Title: Women Writing in India: 600 B.C. to the Present, V: The Twentieth Century
  • Author: Susie J. Tharu K. Lalita
  • ISBN: 9781558610293
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • These ground breaking collections offer 200 texts from 11 languages, never before available in English or as a collection, along with a new reading of cultural history that draws on contemporary scholarship on women and on India This extraordinary body of literature and important documentary resource illuminates the lives of Indian women through 2,600 years of change andThese ground breaking collections offer 200 texts from 11 languages, never before available in English or as a collection, along with a new reading of cultural history that draws on contemporary scholarship on women and on India This extraordinary body of literature and important documentary resource illuminates the lives of Indian women through 2,600 years of change and extends the historical understanding of literature, feminism, and the making of modern India The biographical, critical, and bibliographical headnotes in both volumes, supported by an introduction which Anita Desai describes as intellectually rigorous, challenging, and analytical, place the writers and their selections within the context of Indian culture and history.Volume II The Twentieth Century features poetry, fiction, drama, and autobiography by 73 writers born after 1905, some widely appreciated in their own time, others neglected or ignored These works bring into the scope of literary discussion a whole new range of women s experiences in and responses to society, politics, desire, marriage, procreation, aging, and death.

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    1. Susie J. Tharu K. Lalita

      Susie Tharu born 1943 is an Indian writer, publisher, professor, editor and women s activist Throughout her career and the founding of several women s activist organizations, Tharu has helped to highlight those issues in India from

    964 thoughts on “Women Writing in India: 600 B.C. to the Present, V: The Twentieth Century”

    1. Incredible collection of several known, little known women writers from North and South India (For unexplained reasons the editors have not included a single work from North East!, though they expressed their regret in the introduction). The initial 120 pages gave a glimpse of various feminist awakening and how the Indian and western influence the literary movements that inspired the women empowerment. Later part introduced me to several writers and a part of their writings (poetry, short storie [...]


    2. This collection contains writings of women from since various times, and often the writers are not professional - which is not new for India or indeed anywhere for that matter. In India there have been various poets who simply sang their verses as they did housework and other work, men and women, and often those verses became famous due to their popularity which in turn was due to their high worth, subsequent to which they got written and recorded. But this collection is not of those well known [...]


    3. In today’s world we are so used to our freedom that it won’t be wrong if I say we take it for granted. Being born and brought up in a democratic country, “freedom of speech” is something we all assume to be our birth right. We write what we think and declare our views to the world through various forums like face book, twitter, blogs etc. But have you ever imagined a scenario where you could not express your thoughts for the fear of being shunned? The thought itself send a shudder down y [...]




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