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Sengupta, Mandira

Works: 2 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 151 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction 
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mandira Sengupta
The Queen of Jhansi by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 95 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
The book of the hunter by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.71 (from 0.69 for The Queen ... to 0.75 for The book o ...)

The book of the hunter
Alternative Names
Mandira Sengupta

The book of the hunter