Imaginary maps : three stories / by Mahasweta Devi ; translated and introduced by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

Author
Mahāśvetā Debī, 1926-2016 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Routledge, 1995.
Description
1 online resource

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Related name
Library of Congress genre(s)
Short stories [Browse]
Biographical/​Historical note
Mahasweta Devi, Gayatri Spivak
Summary note
Imaginary Maps presents three stories from noted Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi in conjunction with readings of these tales by famed cultural and literary critic, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Weaving history, myth and current political realities, these stories explore troubling motifs in contemporary Indian life through the figures and narratives of indigenous tribes in India. At once delicate and violent, Devi's stories map the experiences of the "tribals" and tribal life under decolonization. In "The Hunt," "Douloti the Bountiful" and the deftly wrought allegory of tribal agony "Pterodactyl, Pirtha, and Puran Sahay," Ms. Devi links the specific fate of tribals in India to that of marginalized peoples everywhere. Gayatri Spivak's readings of these stories connect the necessary "power lines" within them, not only between local and international structures of power (patriarchy, nationalisms, late capitalism), but also to the university.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-213).
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
Source of description
Print version record.
Language note
Translated from the Bengali G.C. Spivak.
Contents
The hunt -- Douloti the bountiful -- Pterodactyl, Puran Sahay, and Pirtha.
ISBN
  • 9780203760116 ((electronic bk.))
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Tech. report no.
93001284
OCLC
1114601157
Doi
  • 10.4324/9780203760116
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