Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Stream Within: Short Stories by Contemporary Bengali Women

The Stream Within: Short Stories by Contemporary Bengali Women
Translated and edited by Swati Ganguly and Sarmistha Dutta Gupta
Foreword by Malini Bhattacharya
demy octavo pb 127pp ISBN 81-85604-42-8 Rs 130 Feb 1999
‘A terse style, a tightly knit structure, a twist in the tale: all hallmarks of a good short story, all good reasons to recommend this book.India Today
Spanning a period of fifty years since India’s independence, this thought-provoking selection explores a direct link between women’s writings–from India and some from Bangladesh too–and the turbulent milieu that inspired them. The editors argue that women’s writing creates an alternative discourse that has the power to destabilize the status quo.
Swati Ganguly teaches English at Viswa-Bharati University, Santiniketan. Sarmistha Dutta Gupta is the publisher of Ebong Alap books and an independent researcher; she has also written Identities and Histories: Women’s Writing and Politics in Bengal (Stree, 2010)

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