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Women and Partition A Reader
ISBN: PB: 9788189013363, Zubaan Books, October 2018
400 pp., 19.5x12.7 cm
Urvashi Butalia's work on the subject of Partition, the 1947 division of the Indian subcontinent, is internationally known. Her book "The Other Side of Silence" has been translated into more than ten languages and won several awards. In this new coll...
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£26,00
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Makam
ISBN: PB: 9789381017654, Zubaan Books, October 2018
350 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
"Makam", which means "golden horse" in Cantonese, is a fictionalized historical account of the Chinese Assamese people in North-East India. The novel, by award-winning writer Rita Chowdhury, documents the struggles, suffering, and tragedies of the Ch...
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Of Mothers and Others Stories, Essays, Poems
ISBN: HB: 9789381017869, Zubaan Books, September 2018
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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Forbidden
ISBN: HB: 9789385932274, Zubaan Books, September 2018
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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£14,00
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Language They Chose Women's Writing in Urdu Vol I: Fiction
ISBN: HB: 9789384757892, Zubaan Books, September 2018
300 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
During the last century, Urdu women writers have produced a substantial and varied body of work. Yet, it has been dismissed by literary scholars who, biased by gender and religion, have never given it the attention it deserves. "The Language They Cho...
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Language They Chose Women's Writing in Urdu Vol II: Non-Fiction
ISBN: HB: 9789384757908, Zubaan Books, September 2018
300 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
During the last century, Urdu women writers have produced a substantial and varied body of work. Yet, it has been dismissed by literary scholars who, biased by gender and religion, have never given it the attention it deserves. "The Language They Cho...
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From Possession to Freedom The Journey of Nili-Nilakeci
ISBN: HB: 9789385932281, Zubaan Books, September 2018
280 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
The Tamil text "Nilakeci", published between the first and fifth centuries, deals with Jaina philosophy through the use of an unusual literary technique: retrieving a pey, or possessing spirit (usually a woman), from the folk tradition and casting it...
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Inherited Memories The Third Generation Remembers Partition in Bengal
ISBN: HB: 9789385932250, Zubaan Books, September 2018
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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Lifelines New Writing from Bangladesh
ISBN: PB: 9789381017845, Zubaan Books, September 2018
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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Breaching the Citadel The India Papers
ISBN: HB: 9789384757786, Zubaan Books, September 2018
320 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
"Breaching the Citadel", part of the Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia series, supported by the International Development Research Centre, Canada, puts India in focus, showcasing new and pathbreaking research on sexual violence and impunity....
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