Survival and Other Stories by Indraneel Acharya Book-9788125045106
  • Survival and Other Stories by Indraneel Acharya Book-9788125045106

Survival and Other Stories

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Book Title: Survival and Other Stories
Author: Indraneel Acharya
ISBN-13: 9788125045106
Publication: Orient Blackswan
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Overview of Survival and Other Stories Book

An eternity of oppression has defined the lives of Dalits. Yet, they survive, resilient and defiant. Drawing on the works of Dalit writers, Survival and Other Stories is a collection of Bangla fiction in translation, that speaks of Dalit lives lived on the edge and of suffering, negation and revolt. A mason is tortured for claiming equality with upper-caste people but he refuses to yield. A gunin, or witch doctor, holds a woman responsible for the illness of her grandchild; her son kills her but the child dies, so the man kills the gunin too. A zamindar repeatedly taunts another for his lowly ancestry: the latter forces him to drag a plough replacing a bullock! A penniless man, woman and child wage a fight for survival with a poisonous snake: its coiled up in a hole full of grains. A proposal for marriage from the progressive-minded son of a corrupt politician is turned down by his low-born lover believing that society is not ready to accept their union. A stick-wielding hireling of landlords and later of a political party, learning in old age from his erstwhile Muslim adversary that they had been cynically exploited, reluctantly accepts his friendship. Evocative of the indignities heaped on the Dalits, these stories are insightful and perceptive. They are a sensitive retelling, that retains the rhythms and idioms of the original Bengali narratives. The spectrum of experiences as depicted in these probing and absorbing stories is a must read for students and scholars of Dalit and caste studies, development studies, Indian Literature in Translation and gender studies. Each story has a glossary with meanings of non-English words in the end.

  • Book Type :

  • ShortStories

  • Book Binding :

  • Paperback

  • Language :

  • English

  • Number of Pages :

  • 220 pages

  • ISBN - 10 :

  • 8125045104

  • Survival and Other Stories Published On :

  • 2012

  • Resource:

  • Students and Professionals:Literature&Fiction, ShortStories

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Book Title: Survival and Other Stories
Author: Indraneel Acharya
ISBN-13: 9788125045106
Publication: Orient Blackswan

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