Author:Ashapurma Debi & Jharna Sanyal (Tr.)


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The Magic Web and Other Stories: Ashapurna Debi on the Widow and Her World

By: Ashapurma Debi & Jharna Sanyal (Tr.)

Price: $9.88

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 101877

ISBN: 8125047085

Condition: New

The Magic Web and Other Stories is a collection of eighteen of Ashapurna Debi’s short stories on the lives of widows. One of the most prolific creative writers in Indian literature, Ashapurna Debi is known for her incisive chronicles of the Bengali middle-class. With women as her chosen subjects, her stories voice suppressed histories of intimate lives, and probe into the familial and social dynamics of relationships analysing the play of gender, caste and class. Through these stories, we are introduced to ritual-oriented drudges and gossip-mongering women, and to unbecoming women who refuse... View more info