Quick Search

Seller Id
Advanced Search
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate

Author Name    Pinaki Bhattacharya

Title   Dewana, Khoimala and the Holy Banyan Tree

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   13 Cms x 20 Cms

Publisher   Kolkata, India Seagull Books 2004

ISBN    8170462584 / 9788170462583

Seller ID   000985

'The hero of our story, Dewana, appears in the very first episode.' 'What does dewana mean?' 'Someone who's mad.' The image of this love-crazed hero haunts Khoimala, the gentle brahman girl, and her low-caste sweetheart, the young boatman, Golak, as they live out their doomed love story: doomed because social and religious taboos damn their forbidden love. On the one hand, eighteenth century rural Bengal, quickening to the pace of urban development, undergoes swift changes, as local markets thrive and traders flourish; on the other; a destitute young woman who is trapped in the darkness of harshly prescriptive custom to the despair of the boatman lad who can neither rescue her nor declare his love. In this masterful and deeply sensitive tale, Mahasweta Devi once again inter-weaves a social tapestry and the detail of human lives, creating a powerful tale of love, longing and passion set in a rime when the British are beginning to consolidate their hold on Bengal. Mahasweta Devi is one of India's foremost writers. Her powerful, satiric fiction has won her recognition in the form of the Sahitya Akademi (1979), Jnanpith (1996) and Ramon Magsaysay (1996) awards, amongst several other literary honours. She was also awarded the Padmasree in 1986, for her activist work amongst dispossessed tribal communities.


Price = 5.99 USD

Books of related interest
Mahasweta Devi: Translated By Pinaki Bhattacharya
5.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A Lexical Study of Raeto-Romance and Contiguous Italian Dialect Areas
James Redfern
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Compendium on Ganesa
S.K. Ramachandra Rao
12.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Hindutva Politics in India: Genesis, Political Strategies and Growth of Bharatiya Janata Party
Geeta Puri
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Everything Happens for the Best: A Book of Contemplations
Gurudev Siddha Peeth
1.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity
Society of Antiquaries of London
75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Otto Christian Dahl
110.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Languages of China Before the Chinese
Albert Terrien De Lacouperie
95.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

John Hart's Pronunciation of English (1569 and 1570)
Otto Jesperson
75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Evolution of Life
F.H.T. Rhodes
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Russische Geschichtswissenschaft Von 1880 Bis 1905
Thomas M. Bohn
55.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Die Partei Der Linken Sozialrevolutionare in Der Russischen Revolution Von 1917/18
Lutz Hafner
85.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com