Kusumabale

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ISBN:

9780199457014

Publication date:

18/02/2015

Paperback

152 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 260.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199457014

Publication date:

18/02/2015

Paperback

152 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Devanoora Mahadeva & Susan Daniel (translator)

A story of four generations, Kusumabale is essentially about the plight of women in a feudal, patriarchal order. The narrative includes a wide range of the contextual material of Dalit life as it presents a rare blend of poetry and prose. 

Suitable for: General readers; literature enthusiasts; students and scholars of comparative literature, translation and culture studies, and film studies; and universities-colleges offering courses on comparative literature and translation, and film and culture studies. 

Rights:  World Rights

Devanoora Mahadeva & Susan Daniel (translator)

Description

Midnight—  when stone and water melt—  at the village entrance,  the guardian-lamp spirits meet,  they talk, exchange notes,  share joys, share sorrows.    Devanoora Mahadeva leads us to a world of spirits ruled by a strong sense of justice. As we listen in, their conversation introduces four generations of a family: Akkamahadevamma; her son Yaada; his son Somappa; and the main protagonist, Somappa’s daughter, Kusuma. In this intricately woven cosmos, death casts its shadow. Following the different voices around, we come face to face with the harsh realities of Dalit life.   Steered by the nuances of folk tale and oral tradition, this extraordinary account of feudal oppression presents a rare blend of poetry and prose. A modern classic, when it first appeared in 1988, Kusumabale marked a turning point in modern Kannada literature.  

Devanoora Mahadeva & Susan Daniel (translator)

Table of contents

Author's Note 
Translator's Note 
Introduction by Vivek Shanbhag 
 
Kusumabale
 

About the Author and the Translator 

Devanoora Mahadeva & Susan Daniel (translator)

Devanoora Mahadeva & Susan Daniel (translator)

Devanoora Mahadeva & Susan Daniel (translator)

Description

Midnight—  when stone and water melt—  at the village entrance,  the guardian-lamp spirits meet,  they talk, exchange notes,  share joys, share sorrows.    Devanoora Mahadeva leads us to a world of spirits ruled by a strong sense of justice. As we listen in, their conversation introduces four generations of a family: Akkamahadevamma; her son Yaada; his son Somappa; and the main protagonist, Somappa’s daughter, Kusuma. In this intricately woven cosmos, death casts its shadow. Following the different voices around, we come face to face with the harsh realities of Dalit life.   Steered by the nuances of folk tale and oral tradition, this extraordinary account of feudal oppression presents a rare blend of poetry and prose. A modern classic, when it first appeared in 1988, Kusumabale marked a turning point in modern Kannada literature.  

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Table of contents

Author's Note 
Translator's Note 
Introduction by Vivek Shanbhag 
 
Kusumabale
 

About the Author and the Translator 

Read More