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The Living Tale Of Hirma
The Living Tale Of Hirma

The Living Tale Of Hirma

by Habib Tanvir

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Language

English

Publisher

Seagull Books

ISBN

817462770 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 69

Binding

Paperback

Habib Tanvir

Author: Habib Tanvir
Translator(s): Anjum Katyal
Publisher: Seagull Books
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 69
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817462770

Description

Hirma Dev, the messianic and headstrong ruler of a tribal state called Tirur Basna, comes into direct conflict with a state determined to replace the traditional tribal way of life with so-called democratic developmental ideas. This give rise to a sustained struggle between the adivasis and a host of officials, with disastrous results.

Based on a historical occurrence, this is nevertheless an urgently contemporary tale which highlights the process of assimilation of tribal people occurring all over the world. In the left for you to decide- who emerges the victor? What does development mean? Who does it benefit? Does it have to mean the same thing for all societies?

Contents

PREFACE

A Dilemma of Democracy

The Living Tale of Hirma

Glossary

Appendix

A Review: Safdar Hashmi

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