Author: Eminent Contributors
Translator: Sanjukta Dasgupta
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818707566X
Her stories is a collection of short stories by contemporary women writers of Bengal. They essentially reflect the juxtapositions of class and gender in the decolonized space of independent India. They script, at the same time, its disturbing representations, mapping a wide cross-section of society and culture. The stories are about women's resistance to, reconciliation with and rejection of patriarchal ideology.
Her stories include a detailed preface. The special feature of this selection is its two-tiered structure, each story is preceded by a brief bio-critical introduction-cum-interview with the respective writer.
DR. SANJUKTA DASGUPTA, poet, critic and translator, is presently the Head oaf the Department, English, in Calcutta University. Her work has been widely published both in India and abroad. A British Council and Fulbright scholar, she is currently (yr 2002) working on a project on Representations of the family in contemporary American and Indian women's writings.
Dr. Dasgupta is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Women's Studies, Research Center, Calcutta University.
NABANITA DEB SEN
From the Heart of Darkness (Andharkarere Utsho Theke)
Good Woman, Bad Woman (Bhalo Meye, Kharapo Meye)
The Drowned Man (Dobva Manush)