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Author: Kalpana Bardhan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until now the large body of socially focused Bengali literature has remained little known to Western readers. This collection includes some of the finest examples of Bengali short stories-stories that reflect the turmoil of a changing society traditionally characterized by rigid hierarchical structures of privilege and class differentiation. Written over a span of roughly ninety years from the early 1890s to the  Read more...
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Of women, outcastes, peasants, and rebels.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990
(DLC) 89035749
(OCoLC)19970419
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kalpana Bardhan
ISBN: 9780520909458 0520909453 0585111774 9780585111773 0520067134 9780520067134
OCLC Number: 44965997
Notes: Translated from Bengali.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 330 pages)
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; The Living and the Dead; The Punishment; The Girl in Between; Haimanti; Letter from a Wife; The Witch; Variation on "The Witch": An Excerpt; The Unlucky Woman; A Tale of These Days; The Old Woman; A Female Problem at a Low Level; Paddy Seeds; Dhowli; The Funeral Wailer; Strange Children; The Witch-Hunt; Giribala; The Daughter and the Oleander; In Search of Happiness; Through Death and Life; A Day in Bhushan's Life.
Responsibility: edited, translated, and with an introduction by Kalpana Bardhan.
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