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Mahāśvetā Debī 1926-

Overview
Works: 378 works in 613 publications in 7 languages and 4,010 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Fiction  History  Drama  Biography  Historical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PK1718.B48, 891.44371
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Chotti Munda and his arrow by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 216 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Queen of Jhansi by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi, d. 1858
Breast stories by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 79 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
Dust on the road : the activist writings of Mahasweta Devi by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of articles by a woman social activist chiefly on socioeconomic condition of India
Old women : Statue and the Fairytale of Mohanpur by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English translation of two Bengali short stories Mūrti and Mohanapurera rūpakathā
Hazaar chaurasi ki maa ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 61 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
Mother of 1084 by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bitter soil by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of the hunter by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rudali : from fiction to performance by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the life struggle of Sanichari, a poor low-caste village woman
Kyūṃ-kyūṃ laṛakī by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moyna can't go to school because she has to tend goats, collect firewood, fetch water. But her mind is always full of questions the answers to which lie in books, that she must learn to read
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five plays : Mother of 1084, aajir, bāyen, Urvashi and Johnny, water by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The glory of Sri Sri Ganesh by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Titu Mir by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel, based on Titto Meer, 1782-1831, peasant leader who led a revolt against the British in Bengal
Till death do us part : five stories by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bait : four stories by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La mère du 1084 roman by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman de société
Outcast : four stories by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bashai tudu by Mahāśvetā Debī ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bhaṭṭācārya, Mahashveta, 1926-
Bhattacārya, Mahā'svetā.
Bhaṭṭācārya, Mahāśvetā, 1926-
Bhaṭṭācārya, Mahāśvetā 1926- Wirklicher Name
Bhattacharya, Mahashveta.
Bhattacharya, Mahashveta, 1926-....
Debī, Mahā'svetā.
Debī, Mahāśvetā, 1926-
Debi, Mahasweta 1926-
Devi, Mahashweta, 1926-....
Devī, Mahā'svetā.
Devī, Mahāśvetā, 1926-
Devi, Mahasweta.
Devi, Mahasweta, 1926-....
Devi, Sumitra.
Devi, Sumitra, 1926-
Ghatak, Mahā'svetā.
Ghaṭak, Mahāśvetā, 1926-
Mahashveta Bhattacharya.
Mahashveta Bhattacharya, 1926-
Mahashvetadevi, 1926-....
Mahashweta Devi, 1926-....
Mahā'svetā Bhattācārya.
Mahāśvetā Bhaṭṭācārya, 1926-
Mahasveta Debi, 1926-....
Mahā'svetā Devī.
Mahāśvetā Devī, 1926-
Mahā'svetā Ghatak.
Mahāśvetā Ghaṭak, 1926-
Mahasweta Devi, 1926-....
Makācuvētā Tēvi, 1926-
Sumitra Devi.
Sumitra Devi, 1926-....
Tēvi, Makācuvētā, 1926-
デビ, モハッシェタ
Languages
English (120)
Hindi (7)
French (4)
Tamil (3)
Bengali (2)
German (1)
Gujarati (1)
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