Truth Tales: Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of India

By: Editor-Laura Kalpakian ; Introduction-Meena Alexander

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The rich popular tradition of India's women writers is finally available in this collection of short stories translated from seven of the country's languages. The writers and their heroines reflect the complex mosaic of Indian life-they are old and young, rural and urban, rich and poor. Here we meet Muniyakka, called "walkie-talkie" because she mutters to herself; Shakun, the dollmaker, an exploited artist who needs to feel that others depend on her; and Jashoda, professional mother to children of the rich, from Mahasveta Devi's acknowledged masterpiece "The Wet Nurse." These stories "are dense with thsoe customs, manners, and objects that usually remain locked within regional languages," wrote Anita Desai in the "New York Review of Books." Meena Alexander's thoughtful introduction places the stories and the writers in the context of modern India.

Title: Truth Tales: Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of India

Author Name: Editor-Laura Kalpakian ; Introduction-Meena Alexander

Categories: Asian,

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY: 1993-01-01

ISBN Number: 155861012X

ISBN Number 13: 9781558610125

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Softcover

Seller ID: 026958

Description: Good Condition. Binding tight, pages clean. EX-LIBRARY with usual stamps, stickers and reinforcements. Some creasing at cover, light edge-wear. Nice solid reading copy.