Blood into Ink: South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War

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"These writings on war by Middle Eastern and South Asian women are passionate, bitter, and deeply attached to place and circumstance. They should be part of our essential reading. At the tail end of this century, they help to remap a vivid, splintering world".—Meena Alexander, author of "Fault Lines". Lightning Print On Demand Title
 
 

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Overview

"These writings on war by Middle Eastern and South Asian women are passionate, bitter, and deeply attached to place and circumstance. They should be part of our essential reading. At the tail end of this century, they help to remap a vivid, splintering world".—Meena Alexander, author of "Fault Lines". Lightning Print On Demand Title
 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813386621
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 1,061,070
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Translating Violence: Reflections After Ayodhya
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Credits
Introduction 1
Lament to the Spirit of War (Sumerian poem) 11
To Waris Shah (Punjabi poem) 14
Intimations of Anxiety (Arabic poem) 16
On the Road to Solomon's Pools (Arabic short story) 18
Where Is My Mother? (Hindi short story) 23
Blackout: Calcutta 1971 (English poem) 28
Do You Remember the Color of the Sea at Dair Yasin? (Arabic poem) 30
Night Patrol (An Israeli Soldier on the West Bank) (English poem) 32
Beirut Nightmares (Arabic novel) 35
No Man's Land (English poem) 45
One Cannot Kill a Baby Twice (Hebrew poem) 46
Parbati (Urdu short story) 48
Auschwitz from Colombo (English poem) 65
Our Daily Bread (Arabic short story) 67
Genocide (English poem) 73
Colossus (Malayalam poem) 77
A New Wait (Arabic short story) 80
The Sea Is There (Arabic short story) 86
Meditation of Mahakali (Indian Sanskrit hymn to the Goddess) 91
For Her Brother (Arabian poem) 92
Indigo (Bengal: 1779-1860) (English poem) 93
From Inner Recesses Outer Spaces (English memoirs) 95
From Memoirs of an Unrealistic Woman (Arabic novel) 101
From Farewell Communism "Long Live Jewish-Arab Friendship!" (Hebrew memoirs) 105
Where Did She Belong? (Urdu short story) 117
Two Faces, One Woman (Arabic short story) 125
Draupadi (Bengali short story) 136
A Short Hike (Farsi short story) 147
The Future (Arabic short story) 156
Testimony (Pushto) 162
The Morning After (Hindi short story) 164
Interview with Nand Kaur Singh: Gadar Indian Nationalist Poetry in America (Punjabi and English interview, songs, and poems) 175
From Of Blood and Fire (Bengali diary) 179
Greening (Arabic short story) 192
I Remember I Was a Point, I Was a Circle (Arabic poem) 196
The Gull and the Negation of the Negation (Arabic poem) 204
The Sound of Leaves (Bengali poem) 206
After the Storm (English short story) 208
Tears of Joy (Pushto short story) 212
Two Hands (Urdu short story) 215
Aboud's Drawings (Farsi short story) 224
The Peace Game (English poem) 234
Song of Becoming (Arabic poem) 236
About the Book and Editors 239
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