Deceptive, tenacious and sinful, the 'other woman' seduces husbands, breaks happy and unhappy marriages by playing the dark temptress. She stands as much on the inside as on the outside of the relationship she infringes upon. As lover, girlfriend or second wife, she is not always in the wrong, though she can often end up becoming a victim. This is the woman, powerful yet powerless, that we encounter in story after story of this unusual collection. Manorama's many men abandon her the day she falls in love with one man. Maganlal Daruwala initiates Shardabai into prostitution and becomes the richest bidder for first nights to her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. A tribal girl frees Randhir of all inhibitions in a sexual encounter. A man surrenders his body to an older woman as a devotee's offering to a deity. A visitor from home brings along Suniti's little secret from the past, thus shattering the calm of her marital life. Incredibly moving tales of love and heartbreak, The Other Woman bring together the many perceptions of love, lust, fidelity, and the enigmatic 'otherness' of all women.
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers India|
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About the Author
Monica Das's work on gender studies has been recognized by several international universities. She has presented papers on gender issues and chaired sessions at various international conferences in the USA, Canada, Australia and UK. She edited Her Story So Far: Tales of the Girl Child in India for Penguin Books India in 2003. She teaches Economics in Delhi University and is a Fellow at the Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi University.