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Mahāśvetā Debī 1926-2016

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Chotti Munda and his arrow by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and Bengali and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I had but that one arrow', says Chotti Munda, the hero of this epic tale. A 'magic' arrow that stood for the pride, the wisdom, the culture of his society, a society threatened with inevitable disintegration as its traditional structures crumbled under the assault of 'national development'." "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. It probes and uncovers the complex web of social and economic exchange based on power relations. It traces the changes, some forced, some welcome, in the daily lives of a marginalized rural community. And at its core, it celebrates Chotti, legendary archer, wise and farsighted leader, proud role model to his younger brethren."--Jacket
Mother of 1084 by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel, based on Vratī, a fictional character
Mahasweta Devi: Witness, Advocate, Writer by Shashwati Talukdar( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of a half-century of tumultuous change, the lifetime of Mahasweta Devi has spanned the British period, Independence, and fifty years of post-colonial turmoil
Old women : Statue and the Fairytale of Mohanpur by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translation of two Bengali short stories Mūrti and Mohanapurera rūpakathā
Breast stories by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cluster of short fiction has a common motif: the breast. As Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak points out in her introduction, the breast is far more than a symbol in these stories. It becomes the means of a harsh indictment of an exploitative social system. In "Draupadi", the protagonist, Dopdi Mejhen, is a tribal revolutionary, who, arrested and gang raped in custody, turns the terrible wounds of her breasts into a counter-offensive. In "Breast-giver", a woman who becomes a professional wet-nurse to support her family dies of painful breast cancer, betrayed alike by the breasts that for years had been her chief identity, and the dozens of "sons" she suckled. In "Behind the Bodice" migrant labourer Gangor's "statuesque" breasts excite the attention of ace photographer Upin Puri, triggering off a train of violence that ends in tragedy. Translator and scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columnbia University, introduces this cycle of "breast stories"; with thought-provoking essays which probe the texts of the stories, opening them up to a complex of interpretation and meaning
The Queen of Jhansi by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Queen of Jhansi remains one of India's most important historical figures, a legendary heroine who led her troops against the British in the uprising of 1857, now widely described as the first Indian War of Independence. Oral tales and songs abound, glorifying the image of a spirited young woman warrior who died on the battlefield but lives on in the minds of an entire people. The image of the warrior queen captured the imagination of Mahasweta Devi, who, almost 50 years ago, was herself a young woman writer just beginning a career. Fascinated by the personality of Lakshmibai of Jhansi, and frustrated at finding almost no written material on her, she took off on a journey that revisited the mental and geographical land-scapes of those stirring times. Her research encompassed family reminiscence, oral literature, people's histories as well as the more traditional sources of British and Indian historians. From these she wove together a very personal history of a heroine the more conventional historians had chosen to ignorean unusual woman, widowed at an early age, who grew from a free-spirited child into an independent young leader. The book traces the history of the growing resistance to the British which came to a head with the 1857 uprisings, while building a detailed picture of Lakshmibai as a complex, spirited, full-blooded woman who likes to wear her long tresses unbound at the same time as she prefers a male attire on horseback, who is a cool-headed and far-sighted leader of men full of warm concern for her soldiers as well as a mother who worries about her infant son's well-being. Simultaneously a history, a biography and a personal statement that says as much about the author as it does about her subject, this work is a valuable contribution to the reclamation of history and historiography by feminist writers."--BOOK JACKET
Dust on the road : the activist writings of Mahasweta Devi by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of articles by a woman social activist chiefly on socioeconomic condition of India
The why-why girl : a story by Mahasweta Devi by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's story
The book of the hunter by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Bengali and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazaar chaurasi ki maa by Govind Nihalani( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of her son sets a middle aged, traditional, submissive woman on a path of self discovery. She begins to recognize her own alienation from the bourgeois society that her son had rebelled against
Bitter soil by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory of Sri Sri Ganesh by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving story about the exploitation of the poor people in a small village in Bihar
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudali : from fiction to performance by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life struggle of Sanichari, a poor low-caste village woman
Bashai Tudu by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outcast : four stories by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Till death do us part : five stories by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bait : four stories by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titu Mir by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel, based on Titto Meer, 1782-1831, peasant leader who led a revolt against the British in Bengal
After Kurukshetra : three stories by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five women = Panchakanya -- Kunti and the Nishadin = Kunti o Nishadi -- Souvali = Souvali
 
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Chotti Munda and his arrow
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Mother of 1084Old women : Statue and the Fairytale of MohanpurBreast storiesThe Queen of JhansiThe book of the hunterBitter soilThe glory of Sri Sri GaneshRudali : from fiction to performance
Alternative Names
ahāśvetā Debī, 1926-2016

Bhaṭṭācārya, Mahashveta 1926-

Bhattacārya, Mahā'svetā.

Bhaṭṭācārya, Mahāśvetā 1926-

Bhạṭtacārya, Mahāśvetā 1926-2016

Bhattacharya, Mahashveta.

Bhattacharya, Mahashveta 1926-...

Bhattacharya Mahashveta 1926-2016

Debī, Ahāśvetā, 1926-2016

Debī, Mahāśvetā

Debī, Mahāśvetā 1926-

Debī, Mahāśvetā, 1926-2016

Debi, Mahasweta 1926-

Debi, Mahasweta 1926-2016

Debi, Môhashsheta, 1926-2016

Devi, Mahashweta

Devi, Mahashweta 1926-...

Devi Mahashweta 1926-2016

Devī, Mahāśvetā

Devī, Mahāśvetā 1926-

Devī, Mahāśvetā, 1926-2016

Devi, Mahasweta.

Devi, Mahasweta 1926-...

Devi, Mahasweta 1926-2016

Devi, Sumitra.

Devi, Sumitra 1926-

Devi, Sumitra 1926-2016

Ghatak, Mahā'svetā.

Ghaṭak, Mahāśvetā 1926-

Ghaṭak, Mahāśvetā 1926-2016

Mahashveta Bhattacharya.

Mahashveta Bhattacharya 1926-

Mahashveta Bhattacharya 1926-2016

Mahashvetadevi

Mahashvetadevi 1926-...

Mahashvetadevi 1926-2016

Mahashweta Devi

Mahashweta Devi 1926-...

Mahashweta Devi 1926-2016

Mahāśvatā Devī

Mahā'svetā Bhattācārya.

Mahāśvetā Bhaṭṭācārya 1926-

Mahāśvetā Bhattācārya, 1926-2016

Mahasveta Debi

Mahāśvetā Debī, 1926-

Mahasveta Debi 1926-2016

Mahā'svetā Devī.

Mahāśvetā Devī 1926-

Mahāśvetā Devī, 1926-2016

Mahā'svetā Ghatak.

Mahāśvetā Ghaṭak 1926-

Mahāśvetā Ghatak, 1926-2016

Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi 1926-...

Mahasweta Devi 1926-2016

Mahasweta Devi écrivaine indienne

Mahasweta Devi escritora

Mahasweta Devi Indiaas mensenrechtenverdedigster

Mahasweta Devi indiai író

Mahasweta Devi Indian activist and writer

Mahasweta Devi indische Schriftstellerin

Mahasweta Devi indisk författare

Mahasweta Devi scrittrice e attivista indiana

Makācuvētā Tēvi 1926-

Makācuvētā Tēvi, 1926-2016

Môhashsheta Debi, 1926-2016

Sumitra Devi.

Sumitra Devi 1926-...

Sumitra Devi 1926-2016

Tēvi, Makācuvētā 1926-

Tēvi, Makācuvētā, 1926-2016

Махасвета Деви

ماهاسوتا دوی نویسنده هندی

महाश्वेता देवी.

महाश्वेता देवी 1926-

দেবী, মহাশ্বেতা

দেবী মহাশ্বেতা 1926-2016

মহাশ্বেতা দেবী

মহাশ্বেতা দেবী 1926-2016

মহাশ্বেতা দেবী ভারতীয় বাঙালি সাহিত্যিক ও মানবাধিকার আন্দোলন কর্মী

মহাশ্বেতা দেৱী

ਮਹਾਸਵੇਤਾ ਦੇਵੀ

ਮਹਾਸਵੇਤਾ ਦੇਵੀ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਐਕਟੀਵਿਸਟ ਅਤੇ ਲੇਖਕ

મહાશ્વેતા દેવી

ମହାଶ୍ଵେତା ଦେବୀ ସାମାଜିକ କର୍ମୀ ଓ ଲେଖିକା

மகாசுவேதா தேவி

மகாசுவேதா தேவி சாகித்திய அகாதமி விருது பெற்ற வங்காள எழுத்தாளர்

మహా శ్వేతాదేవి

మహా శ్వేతాదేవి భారతీయ రచయిత

ಮಹಾಶ್ವೇತಾ ದೇವಿ

ಮಹಾಶ್ವೇತಾ ದೇವಿ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಬೆಂಗಾಳಿ ಭಾಷಾ ಲೇಖಕಿ.

മഹാശ്വേതാ ദേവി

മഹാശ്വേതാ ദേവി ഇന്ത്യന്‍ എഴുത്തുകാരി

데비, 마하스웨타 1926-

デビ, モハッシェタ

モハッシェタ・デビ

玛哈丝维塔·黛维

Languages
English (184)

Hindi (24)

Bengali (16)

Tamil (8)

French (4)

Gujarati (3)

Urdu (2)

Nepali (2)

German (1)

Telugu (1)