A Journey on Bare Feet

A Journey on Bare Feet

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Author: Dalip Kaur Tiwana
Publisher: Orient Longman/Disha
Year: 1990
Language: English
Pages: 165
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0861319508


An English translation of Punjabi original Nange Pairan da Safar, this personal and deeply moving account is a novel of a woman's struggle towards intellectual and emotional self-realization in a hostile environment.

Set against the backdrop of traditional, zamindari Punjab with its oppressive values and often nightmarish ambiance - her struggle assumes a special significance. Although Tiwana's account is essentially personal, her 'own' experience s, yet her struggle is the struggle of every woman. Several crucial 'political' concerns of women - dowry, women's education, the general preference for sons and the social position of women - all form an integral part of the story.


JAI RATAN is a founder-member of the Writer's workshop, Calcutta. Besides writing in English, he has translated from Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. His translations include the works of Krishan Chander. Prem chand, Mohan Rakesh and other Sahitya Akademi Award winners such as Amrita Pritam, Bhisham Sahni, Rajinder Singh Bedi.