Basanti

Writing the New Woman

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9780199489862

Publication date:

10/01/2019

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276 pages

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ISBN:

9780199489862

Publication date:

10/01/2019

Paperback

276 pages

Annada Shankar Ray Annada Shankar Ray, Baishnab Charan Das Harihar Mahapatra, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi Muralidhar Mahanti, Prativa Devi Sarala Devi & Sarat Chandra Mukherjee Suprava Devi

Basanti is a misfit in conservative, pre-independence rural Odisha. Not only does she read and write, all her choices—from marrying for love to dispensing medicines to the poor and running a girls’ school—are unconventional. Her emancipatory aspirations evoke strong reactions from her surroundings, even surprisingly from her husband, who is supposedly passionate about women’s freedom. In this collaborative novel, nine young authors narrate the journey of a liberated woman who questions the socially ordained roles of women and argues for change, especially through education.

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Annada Shankar Ray Annada Shankar Ray, Baishnab Charan Das Harihar Mahapatra, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi Muralidhar Mahanti, Prativa Devi Sarala Devi & Sarat Chandra Mukherjee Suprava Devi

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Basanti is a misfit in conservative, pre-independence rural Odisha. Not only does she read and write, all her choices—from marrying for love to dispensing medicines to the poor and running a girls’ school—are unconventional. Her emancipatory aspirations evoke strong reactions from her surroundings, even surprisingly from her husband, who is supposedly passionate about women’s freedom. In this collaborative novel, nine young authors narrate the journey of a liberated woman who questions the socially ordained roles of women and argues for change, especially through education. The authors, six men and three women, belonged to the ‘Sabuja Age’ in Odia literature, a short-lived, creative period of ten to fifteen years. Serialized in Utkala Sahitya between May 1924 and November 1926 and published as a book in 1931, with a revised version appearing in 1968, Basanti is the first fictional declaration of the independence of the Odia woman. About the Author Annada Shankar Ray, Baishnab Charan Das, Harihar Mahapatra, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi, Muralidhar Mahanti, Prativa Devi, Sarala Devi, Sarat Chandra Mukherjee and Suprava Devi. About the Translators Himansu S. Mohapatra, former professor, Department of English, Utkal University, India Paul St-Pierre, former professor, Department of Linguistics and Translation, Université de Montréal, Canada  

Annada Shankar Ray Annada Shankar Ray, Baishnab Charan Das Harihar Mahapatra, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi Muralidhar Mahanti, Prativa Devi Sarala Devi & Sarat Chandra Mukherjee Suprava Devi

Table of contents

Acknowledgements

Basanti: Writing the New Woman—An Introduction by Himansu S. Mohapatra

Excerpt from the Call for the New Novel in Utkala Sahitya

Basanti

About the Authors and Translators

 

Annada Shankar Ray Annada Shankar Ray, Baishnab Charan Das Harihar Mahapatra, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi Muralidhar Mahanti, Prativa Devi Sarala Devi & Sarat Chandra Mukherjee Suprava Devi

Annada Shankar Ray Annada Shankar Ray, Baishnab Charan Das Harihar Mahapatra, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi Muralidhar Mahanti, Prativa Devi Sarala Devi & Sarat Chandra Mukherjee Suprava Devi

Annada Shankar Ray Annada Shankar Ray, Baishnab Charan Das Harihar Mahapatra, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi Muralidhar Mahanti, Prativa Devi Sarala Devi & Sarat Chandra Mukherjee Suprava Devi

Description

Basanti is a misfit in conservative, pre-independence rural Odisha. Not only does she read and write, all her choices—from marrying for love to dispensing medicines to the poor and running a girls’ school—are unconventional. Her emancipatory aspirations evoke strong reactions from her surroundings, even surprisingly from her husband, who is supposedly passionate about women’s freedom. In this collaborative novel, nine young authors narrate the journey of a liberated woman who questions the socially ordained roles of women and argues for change, especially through education. The authors, six men and three women, belonged to the ‘Sabuja Age’ in Odia literature, a short-lived, creative period of ten to fifteen years. Serialized in Utkala Sahitya between May 1924 and November 1926 and published as a book in 1931, with a revised version appearing in 1968, Basanti is the first fictional declaration of the independence of the Odia woman. About the Author Annada Shankar Ray, Baishnab Charan Das, Harihar Mahapatra, Kalindi Charan Panigrahi, Muralidhar Mahanti, Prativa Devi, Sarala Devi, Sarat Chandra Mukherjee and Suprava Devi. About the Translators Himansu S. Mohapatra, former professor, Department of English, Utkal University, India Paul St-Pierre, former professor, Department of Linguistics and Translation, Université de Montréal, Canada  

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements

Basanti: Writing the New Woman—An Introduction by Himansu S. Mohapatra

Excerpt from the Call for the New Novel in Utkala Sahitya

Basanti

About the Authors and Translators

 

Read More