Author: Susie Tharu and K Lalita
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195632192
This groundbreaking volume offers a selection of writing in ten languages, which have never before been available as a collection or in English.
Providing an extraordinary body of literature and an important documentary resource, these writings illuminate the lives of Indian women over a period of great social and political change. The critical introductions and biographical headnotes maps women's shifting roles and varying responses to the social political and cultural upheavals of the time.
as engrossing and intellectually stimulating a piece of argument as anyone has read, its strong beam illuminating the texts that follow. - The Times of India
The editors' absorbing storytelling style is used to weave their meticulous research and keen analysis seamlessly into the introductory essays and headnotes and are themselves stellar pieces. - The New York Times Book Review
asks for a reevaluation of how history is recorded and of whose stories may be told. - Newsweek
The selections also demonstrate the need to question one's assumptions about what is literature and what is great literature. - Studies in History