Chotti Munda and His Arrow / Edition 1 by Mahasweta Devi | 9781405107044 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Chotti Munda and His Arrow / Edition 1

Chotti Munda and His Arrow / Edition 1

by Mahasweta Devi
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405107049

ISBN-13: 9781405107044

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Written in 1980, this novel by prize-winning Indian writer Mahasweta Devi, translated and introduced by Gayatri Chakravorty Sprivak, is remarkable for the way in which it touches on vital issues that have in subsequent decades grown into matters of urgent social conern.

  • Written by one of India’s foremost novelists, and translated by

Overview

Written in 1980, this novel by prize-winning Indian writer Mahasweta Devi, translated and introduced by Gayatri Chakravorty Sprivak, is remarkable for the way in which it touches on vital issues that have in subsequent decades grown into matters of urgent social conern.

  • Written by one of India’s foremost novelists, and translated by an eminent cultural and critical theorist.
  • Ranges over decades in the life of Chotti – the central character – in which India moves from colonial rule to independence, and then to the unrest of the 1970s.
  • Traces the changes, some forced, some welcome, in the daily lives of a marginalized rural community.
  • Raises questions about the place of the tribal on the map of national identity, land rights and human rights, the ‘museumization’ of ‘ethnic’ cultures, and the justifications of violent resistance as the last resort of a desperate people.
  • Represents enlightening reading for students and scholars of postcolonial literature and postcolonial studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405107044
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Translator’s Foreword.

1. ‘Telling History’: An Interview with Mahasweta Devi.

2. Chotti Munda and his Arrow.

Translator’s Afterword.

Notes.

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