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Bringing together the work of five highly accomplished contemporary Indian women writers - Mrinal Pande, Saniya, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Vaidehi, and B.M. Zuhara - this collection of novellas from five Indian languages revolves around the lives of women from various walks of life. With the novellas translated in English for the first time, the book includes a critical introduction by Uma Chakravarti.
Five Novellas by Women includes Nabaneeta Dev Sen's 'Defying Winter', a brilliant exposition on how women living in an old age home rebuild their lives, Mrinal Pande's 'Farewell Song of a Woman', which explores the mind of a matriarch who gains freedom only through the ultimate release - death, and Saniya's 'Thereafter', about a woman whose husband leaves her after years of marriage. Vaidehi's 'Temple Fair', a joyous and bittersweet evocation of the memories of a fair in small town Karnataka and B.M. Zuhara's 'Moonlight', which dwells on how a woman spends her adulthood in a nuclear family by re-imagining her childhood constitute the other two works in the collection.
This book will be of value not only to general readers interested in Indian writing in translation, but also to students of modern Indian literature, gender studies, comparative literature, and cultural studies.

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Nabaneeta Dev Sen has more than seventy publications to her credit and has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi, Bangla Akademy, and Bangiya Sahitya Parishad literary prizes, as well as the Padmashri by the President of India.
Tutun Mukherjee is Professor and Head, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad.
Mrinal Pande has taught at the universities of Allahabad, Delhi, and Bhopal, and is the chief editor of Hindustan, a Hindi periodical.
Vaidehi is the pen name of Janaki, who is one of the most successful Kannada women writers. She is the recipient of several State Sahitya Akademi awards, as well as the prestigious Daana Chintamani Attimabbe State Award, the Katha Prize, the Anupama award, and the M.K. Indira award.
Nayana Kashyap teaches English and has also translated Neruda's Memoirs. B.M. Zuhara writes fiction in Malayalam and has several publications to her credit. She has won the Lalithambika Memorial Special Award (1992), the K. Balakrishnan Memorial Award (2004), and the Unnimoyi Memorial Award (2006).
Dr Vanajam Ravindran retired from the Department of English, Lady Shriram College, New Delhi. Saniya has ten volumes of short stories and three novels to her credit. She has won many literary awards, including two state-level prizes. Maya Pandit is Professor at the Central Institute of Foreign Languages, University of Hyderabad.

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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bringing together five novellas by five Indian women writers in five languages, this volume explores the complex and multi-layered world of women?s writing in India. Written by Nabaneeta Dev Sen in Bengali, Mrinal Pande in Hindi, Vaidehi in Kannada, B.M. Zuhara in Malayalam, and by Saniya in Marathi, these novellas reflect the universal themes of loneliness, loss of love, childhood, and melancholy and aging. Presented for the first time in translation, they reveal with candour and spirit the experience of being a woman in contemporary Indian society. Nabaneeta Dev Sen?s Defying Winter is a series of cross-cutting narratives of women living in an old age home. While Mrinal Pande?s A Woman?s Farewell Song explores the mind of an aging matriarch, Vaidehi?s Temple-Fair evokes bittersweet memories of life in simpler times. Moonlight by B.M. Zuhara reveals the mindscape of a woman whose unremarkable married life stands in stark contrast to her glorious childhood. Finally, Saniya?s Thereafter is an unsentimental look at a woman who finds the strength to live life on her own terms after her husband abandons her. Translated by Tutun Mukherjee, Mrinal Pande, Nayana Kashyap, Vanajam Ravindran, and Maya Pandit, this volume also includes an insightful introduction by feminist historian Uma Chakravarti. CONTENTS Sheet Sahasik Hemantolok (1990)/ Bengali Nabaneeta Dev Sen Ek Stree ka Vidageet (1984)/ Hindi Mrinal Pande Jatre (1998)/ Kannada Vaidehi Nilavu (1995)/ Malayalam B.M. Zuhara Tyanantar (2002)/ Marathi Saniya Printed Pages: 400. Bookseller Inventory # 18211

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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bringing together five novellas by five Indian women writers in five languages, this volume explores the complex and multi-layered world of womenâs writing in India. Written by Nabaneeta Dev Sen in Bengali, Mrinal Pande in Hindi, Vaidehi in Kannada, B.M. Zuhara in Malayalam, and by Saniya in Marathi, these novellas reflect the universal themes of loneliness, loss of love, childhood, and melancholy and aging. Presented for the first time in translation, they reveal with candour and spirit the experience of being a woman in contemporary Indian society. Nabaneeta Dev Senâs Defying Winter is a series of cross-cutting narratives of women living in an old age home. While Mrinal Pandeâs A Womanâs Farewell Song explores the mind of an aging matriarch, Vaidehiâs Temple-Fair evokes bittersweet memories of life in simpler times. Moonlight by B.M. Zuhara reveals the mindscape of a woman whose unremarkable married life stands in stark contrast to her glorious childhood. Finally, Saniyaâs Thereafter is an unsentimental look at a woman who finds the strength to live life on her own terms after her husband abandons her. Translated by Tutun Mukherjee, Mrinal Pande, Nayana Kashyap, Vanajam Ravindran, and Maya Pandit, this volume also includes an insightful introduction by feminist historian Uma Chakravarti. CONTENTS Sheet Sahasik Hemantolok (1990)/ Bengali Nabaneeta Dev Sen Ek Stree ka Vidageet (1984)/ Hindi Mrinal Pande Jatre (1998)/ Kannada Vaidehi Nilavu (1995)/ Malayalam B.M. Zuhara Tyanantar (2002)/ Marathi Saniya Printed Pages: 400. Bookseller Inventory # 18211

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