Author: A SelectionEditor(s): Jehanara Wasi & Alka TyagiPublisher: SrishtiYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 219ISBN/UPC (if available): 818857533X
These stories, translated from stories written in major Indian languages, give us a glimpse into lives of our women, cutting through class and caste. The stories reflect different ways women see themselves or are regarded by others: as essentially female; as rebellious, resisting the norms of patriarchal society; as victims of social injustice and religious bigotry. They bring into open the struggles and aspirations of women.The short stories in the present selection are also life-fragments which leave an enduring impact on the subject and his/her surroundings. These stories which are translated from stories written in major Indian languages not only provide a glimpse into Indian women's experience, they also indicate the fine tapestry of expression woven out of these experiences by writers writing in regional languages.
YatraArjunFish Out of WaterThe Dorsal EyeBeyond the Blind AlleyA Girl Called StellaThe Saint and the WitchSumatiDidn't I Know It!Let's Ask the PsychologistSatyakaam and JaabaaliKokila MahariThe DeadlineThe WhipSometimesA Deer in the forestLiberationThe Profession