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Sengupta, Sagaree

Works: 5 works in 18 publications in 2 languages and 258 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories, Urdu  Juvenile works  Picture books 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sagaree Sengupta
The Queen of Jhansi by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 94 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 diary of a maidservant = Ek naukrani ki diary by Krishna Baldev Vaid( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Diary of a Maidservant is a masterly representation of a sensitive young domestic servant and her world. The novel sparkles with ironic humour, subtle insights, social relevance, and narrative brilliance." "Shano, the teenage protagonist, drops out of school to work as a domestic so that her indigent family can survive. At a casual suggestion from a sympathetic Biji, she begins to keep a record of her musings and doings. Gradually, she gets addicted to this habit and begins to enjoy probing her own mind and the motives of her various employers and fellow domestics. She begins to introspect and develop a deeper relationship with her own self in addition to analysing her experience of the external world. The reader watches the growth of a fine consciousness into self awareness as well as the emergence of an entire milieu, seen from the point of a view of a precocious adolescent. Shanti alias Shano is an engaging addition to the gallery of great fictional heroines." "The novel, an absorbing read, and the analytically rich introduction by Ashok Vajpeyi, a distinguished poet and academic, will appeal to students and scholars of literature in general and Indian literature in translation in particular,comparative literature, gender studies, cultural studies, as well as general readers."--BOOK JACKET
The book of the hunter by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myna from peacock garden by Naiyer Masud( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Hindi and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short story
The nineteenth-century Brajbhāṣā poetry of "Bhāratendu" Hariścandra : to the limits of tradition and beyond by Sagaree Sengupta( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.72 (from 0.69 for The Queen ... to 0.78 for The myna f ...)

The diary of a maidservant = Ek naukrani ki diary
Alternative Names
Sagaree Sengupta

English (17)

Hindi (1)

The diary of a maidservant = Ek naukrani ki diaryThe book of the hunter