Her Piece of Sky: Contemporary Hindi Stories
Edited by Deepa Agarwal
295 pp Paperback
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What is contemporary women’s writing in Hindi all about? How far does it reach beyond the commonly perceived limits of feminine experience or feminist ideology?
The stories in this anthology provide the answers to these questions. From legendary writer Mannu Bhandari's "The Cremation Ground" which satirises the sentimental notion of eternal love, young author Alpana Mishra's superbly crafted "Homeless in the Cantonment", a devastating chronicle of army life, to Pratyaksha's sensual narrative of infatuation--“The Hunt”—they dissect numerous aspects of human existence with a startling incisiveness—exploding myths, raising issues and offering new takes on oft examined themes. Apart from the three mentioned above, it features the work of highly regarded stalwarts Mridula Garg, Rajee Seth, Chandrakanta, Mamta Kalia and Chitra Mudgal besides presenting exciting and resonant new voices like Manisha Kulshreshtha, Kavita and Vandana Rag—some of whom are appearing in English for the very first time.
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Pardeep dhillon, on 13-10-2011 wrote:
This work of writing is the answer to Gayatri Chakravarty Spivak's book 'Can the subaltern speak'. Here speaks the subaltern! The subaltern spoke silently, but it spoke...