Author: Radha Chakravarty
Translator(s)/ Edito: Radha Chakravarty
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189013777
The body as social and cultural text provides a rich site for creative experimentation in this collection of short stories by contemporary women writers of South Asia.
In a world that tends to equate the body with biology, and femininity with the reproductive function, these writers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka interrogate these assumptions and reinscribe the body as a source of resistance and self-empowerment.
Identity, history, myth, scientific experiment, social hierarchies, sexuality, nationalism, violence, ethics and ecology are interwoven issues for which the body in these stories becomes a powerful signifier. Together, these bodymaps chart a subversive female geography that startles with its boldly inclusive vision.
The Flower Vase
A Matter of Choice
The Man Who Became a Bear
The Sandal Trees