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Inner Line

Inner Line

by Urvashi Butalia

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Language

English

Publisher

Kali/Zubaan

ISBN

8189013777 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 243

Binding

Paperback

Urvashi Butalia

Author: Urvashi Butalia
Eminent Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Edito: Urvashi Butalia
Publisher: Kali/Zubaan
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 243
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189013777

Description

Each story in this anthology testifies to women's many concerns, whether with a way of life, or with being caught inside the four walls of the home, or in a relationship with someone other than the husband, or being caught at the intersection of many forces within a situation of political violence and armed conflict.

In one way or another the woman's body becomes a site upon which many battles take place: for control, for power, for progeny, but there is seldom a resolution in which the women remain a mere victim, or more acted upon the acting. Whether she is in the palaces of the gods, or caught in the body of snake, or speaking through the spirit of the countryside which witnessed her rape, the woman's voice is unique, singular and in each story, different. While this gives substance to the cliché that India is a country where many and varied realities exist simultaneously, it gives the lie to the cliché that all women speak with a sameness and a commonality of experience.

Contributors: Vandana Singh, Indira Goswami, Temsula Ao, Mridula Garg, Shama Futehally, Shashi Deshpande, Nayantara Sehgal, Mahasweta Devi, Anjana Appachana, Manjula Padmanabhan, C.S. Lakshmi (Ambai), Bulbul Sharma, Anita Agnihotri, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Githa Hariharan, Chandrika B.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Incantations
Anjana Appachana

2. The Wet-Nurse
Mahasweta Devi

3. A Kitchen in the Corner of the House
Ambai

4. Thirst
Vandana singh

5. The Offspring
Indira Goswami

7. The Last Song
Temsula Ao

8. Stains
Manjula Padmanabhan

9. The Valley in shadow
Shashi Deshpande

10. The Tree of the century
Mridula Garg

11. Mayadevi’s London Yatra
Bulbul Sharma

12. Portrait of a Childhood
Shama Futehally

13. Life Sublime
Anita Agnihotri

14. Martand
Nayantara Sahgal

15. The rainmaker
Githa Hariharan

16. Menaka Tells Her story
Priya Sarukkai Chabria

17. The Story of a Poem
Chandrika B.

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