Author: Pratibha Ray
Editor: Aruna Sitech
Publisher: Affiliated East-West
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817671027X
These thought-provoking stories are documents of faith and treachery, displacement and trauma, anxiety and alienation, and recovery and regeneration. They dramatize individual aspiration, attachment, separation and division in the face of socio-economic constraints that force personal violence.
Though "Mother" explores tribal experience and ethos, the dialectic of dominant culture serves as the general backdrop. Pratibha Ray takes up ordinary lives caught in rather extraordinary situations. These stories have a contemporary look and perspective of social justice - a necessary fall out of development.
Their personal, intimate and topical nature combined with Ray's effortlessly lucid style offer a view from within that lead us to new insights.
ARUNA SITESH is Principal Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. A Fulbright Fellow at the University of Chicago and Visiting Scholar at Rockefeller Foundation Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, she co-edits the quarterly Pratibha India. "Vahi Sapne" ; " Koi Ek Adoorapan" ; "Lakshman Rekha" ; "Chand Bhi Akela Hai" and "Chhalang" are her Hindi short story collection. Her more recent publications include Glimpses:
The Modern Indian Short Story; Beyond Gender and Geography: American Women Writers - Modern Short Stories; Her Testimony: American Women Writers of the 90s in conversation with Aruna Sitesh and "Ameriki Lekhikayen: Adhunik Kahaniyan".
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