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Of Mothers and Others Stories, Essays, Poems
ISBN: HB: 9789381017869, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
284 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Taking care of our women and children builds not just a generation but the nation itself, writes the Indian film star Shabana Azmi in her introduction to this unique volume. We neglect mothers at our own peril, at the peril of society. If we are to l...
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£16,00
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Respectable Woman
ISBN: HB: 9789385932472, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
220 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
The Second World War has just ended. The Japanese have departed. In Nagaland in northeast India – one of the key theaters of the battle – political unrest and tremendous social changes have generated new social problems. For returning soldiers and ot...
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£15,00
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Forbidden
ISBN: HB: 9789385932274, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
250 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
This novel tells the stories of three lives in parallel: the first in a city, the second in a small town, the third in a village. In each, the protagonist finds himself or herself caught in a dilemma of identity and desire, repeatedly coming back to...
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£14,50
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Crafting the Word Writings from Manipur
ISBN: HB: 9789385932809, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
200 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Manipur has a rich tradition of folk and oral narratives, as well as written texts dating from as early as in eighth century AD. But it was only in the second half of the twentieth century that women began writing and publishing their works. Today, w...
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£12,99
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Freedom Fables Satire and Politics in Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's Writings
ISBN: HB: 9789385932489, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
220 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
From the writer of the delightful utopian fantasy "Sultana's Dream" come these witty tales describing the twists and turns of India's two-hundred-year relationship with the Imperial British. Available to contemporary English readers for the first tim...
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£15,00
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Gender and Governance Studies From South Asia
ISBN: HB: 9789385932403, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
400 pp., 21.6x14 cm
"Gender and Governance" examines how different governance structures affect gender in five specific locations in South Asia: Swat in Pakistan, the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, the Northern Province in Sri Lanka, and Kashmir and Manipur in In...
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£26,50
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High Wind
ISBN: HB: 9789385932823, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
200 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Jeumon has a complicated story stuck in her head: her family's. In the newly-drawn boundaries of Assam and Meghalaya in 1972 India, young Jeumon wonders how she should define herself. Is she Assamese, like her father, or Khasi, like her mother?  As a...
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£12,99
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In Plain Sight Exploring the Field of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict
ISBN: HB: 9789385932816, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
300 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Although it is now well-known how pervasive sexual violence is in situations of war and peace, not enough has been done to work towards its prevention. Compiled by the international research group "Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict", this volume take...
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£25,00
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Inherited Memories The Third Generation Remembers Partition in Bengal
ISBN: HB: 9789385932250, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
200 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 25 halftones
Seventy years after the violence and trauma of Partition, the living memories of that time are beginning to disappear as the men and women who lived through it are reaching the end of their lives. Many survivors have not wanted to speak, preferring t...
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£26,50
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Lifelines New Writing from Bangladesh
ISBN: PB: 9789381017845, University of Chicago Press, Zubaan Books, November 2019
192 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
The first collection of its kind, "Lifelines" presents new work by young female writers from Bangladesh. Their stories portray multifaceted characters trying to take control of their own destinies, challenging stereotypes that cast the complex countr...
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£11,50
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