Title The Hindu Widow in Indian Literature
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Edition First Edition
Publisher New Delhi, India Oxford University Press 2002
0195658442 / 9780195658446
Seller ID 031940
This book examines the theme of widowhood, over the last 150 years, in novels as different as Indira Goswami’ s Neelkanthi Braj Bankimchandra’ s Vishavriksha and Krisnakanter Uil Rabindranath Tagore’ s Chokher Bali and Gora Saratchandra’ s Bada Didi and Charitraheeen Premchand’ s Prema and Vardaan Mohan Rakesh’ s Antaral and Rajinder Singh Bedi’ s Ik Chadder Maili Si. The author shows how these novels written in eight Indian languages— Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu— reveal attitudes, often contradictory, towards widows in upper-caste Hindu society. Printed Pages: 277.