Mahasweta Devi Five Plays

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Five Plays

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In the five plays in this anthology, the mother of a Naxalite martyr 'discovers' her son (and in the process, herself) a year after his death; a slave enslaved by an ancient bond discovers too late that the bond had turned to dust years ago; a ventriloquist intensely in love with his `speaking doll' loses his voice to throat cancer; a son, too late, acknowledges his mother, who has been outcast and branded a witch by the community; and a traditional water-diviner rises to a different role, immediately becoming a threat to the administration.

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Book Description Seagull Books, 2008. Softcover. Condition: New. First edition. In the 70s, Mahasweta Devi dramatized one of her major novels, Mother of 1084, and four of her finest stories, convinced that as plays they would be more accessible to the largely illiterate audience she wanted to reach. In the five plays in this anthology, the mother of a Naxalite martyr `discovers` her son (and in the process, her self) a year after his death; slave enslaved by an ancient bond discovers too late that the bond had turned to dust years ago; a ventriloquist in tensely in love with his `speaking doll` loses his voice to throat cancer; a son, too late acknowledges his mother, who has been outcast and branded a witch by the community; and a traditional water-diviner rises to a different role, immediately becoming a threat to the administration. These plays are rooted in history and folk myth as well as in contemporary reality. The socio-economic milieus range from the urban bourgeoisie to the underworld rural untouchable settlements to tribal communities-offering a view of India rarely seen in literature. Printed Pages: 220. Seller Inventory # 4607

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