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Swarnalata

Author: Tilottoma Misra; Udayon Misra
Publisher: New Delhi : Zubaan, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Set in mid-nineteenth century Assam when the forces of tradition were being challenged by new concepts of modernity, Swarnalata is the story of three women from very different social backgrounds, each caught in the whirlpool of change, each trying to chart her own course in life, heroically, silently. As the intertwined lives of Swarnalata, Tora and Lakhi unfold, the reader is taken on a fascinating journey into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
Bildungsromans
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Named Person: Guṇābhirāma Baruwā; Svarṇalatā Baruwā; Guṇābhirāma Baruwā
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tilottoma Misra; Udayon Misra
ISBN: 9789385932458 9385932454
OCLC Number: 1007064104
Notes: Originally published in Assamese 1991. Originally published in English by the same publisher in 2011.
Translation of : Svarṇalatā.
Description: 293 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Svarṇalatā.
Responsibility: Tilottoma Misra ; translated from the Asomiya by Udayon Misra.

Abstract:

"Set in mid-nineteenth century Assam when the forces of tradition were being challenged by new concepts of modernity, Swarnalata is the story of three women from very different social backgrounds, each caught in the whirlpool of change, each trying to chart her own course in life, heroically, silently. As the intertwined lives of Swarnalata, Tora and Lakhi unfold, the reader is taken on a fascinating journey into the social milieu of the times where issues like women's education and widow remarriage held centre stage. The plight of indentured labour, peasant resistance against colonial exploitation, the reformist initiatives of the Brahmo Samaj and the proselytizing efforts of the Christian missionaries are themes that run through the narrative ..."--Jacket

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