Breast Stories

ISBN-10: 8170461405
ISBN-13: 9788170461401
Edition: 1997
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Description: Mahasweta Devi is one of India’s foremost literary figures, a prolific and best-selling author in Bengali of short fiction and novels, and a deeply political social activist who has been working in marginalized communities for decades. Breast  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 166
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Mahasweta Devi is one of India’s foremost literary figures, a prolific and best-selling author in Bengali of short fiction and novels, and a deeply political social activist who has been working in marginalized communities for decades. Breast Stories is a collection of short fiction that focuses on the breast as more than a symbol of beauty, eroticism, or motherhood. Instead, it is seen as a harsh indictment of an exploitative social system and a weapon of resistance. At a time when violence towards women in India has escalated exponentially, Devi’s acerbic writing exposes the inherently vicious systems in Indian society.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivakis university professor in the humanities at Columbia University and the author of many books, including The Post-Colonial Critic, Nationalism and the Imagination and, with Judith Butler, Who Sings the Nation-State?, the last two also published by Seagull Books.

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