Old Women

Mahasweta Devi

Translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak


5 x 8.5 inches, 110pp. 2009

ISBN : 9788170461449

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The two stories in this collection—'Murti' and 'Mohanpurer Rupkatha'—are poignant tales, delicately drawn, yet ruthlessly bringing to the fore the indifference, apathy and socio-economic oppression in which these women are forced to survive. Though extremely readable as moving stories for the fiction lover, they also yield layers of deeper significance upon closer reading. 

Mahasweta Devi is one of India's foremost writers. Her powerful 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. 


Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, and author of numerous works including In Other Worlds (1987), The Postcolonial Critic (1990), Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993), A Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999) and Death of a Discipline (2003).

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