Author: Mahasweta Devi
Publisher: Seagull Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170461391
One of the most widely-read works in Bengal, this book offers an insightful exploration of the complex relationship between the personal and the political.
This sensitive novel deals with the psychological and emotional trauma of a mother who awakens one morning to the shattering news that her beloved son is lying dead in the police morgue, reduced to a mere numeral: corpse no. 1084.
This awakening propels her on a journey of discovery, in the course of which, struggling to understand her Naxalite son's revolutionary commitment, she begins to recognize her own alienation, as a woman and wife, from the complacent, hypocritical, bourgeois society her son rebelled against.
Now adapted to a powerful Hindi movie Hazaar Charusia ki Maa