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Truth Tales: Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of India (1990)

by Kali for Women (Editor), Laura Kalpakian (Editor)

Other authors: Suniti Aphale (Contributor), Ismat Chughtai (Contributor), Mahasveta Devi (Contributor), Vishwapriya Iyengar (Contributor), Lakshmi Kannan (Contributor)2 more, Ila Mehta (Contributor), Mrinal Pande (Contributor)

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Here we meet Muniyakka, called "walkie-talkie" because she mutters to herself; Shakun, the dollmaker, an exploited artist who needs to feel that others depend on her; and Jashoda, professional mother to children of the rich, from Mahasveta Devi's acknowledged masterpiece "The Wet Nurse." First published in 1986, this rich collection presents the work of some of India's most skillful contemporary writers, carefully selected from seven of the country's major regional languages. Although each writer is celebrated in her own language, many of the stories are presented here in English for the first time. The authors included are: Mahasveta Devi (Bengali), Ila Mehta (Gujarati), Suniti Aphaie (Marathi), Mrinal Pande (Hindi), Lakshmi Kannan (Tamil), Ismat Chughtai (Urdu), and Vishwapriya Iyengar (English).… (more)

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Kali for WomenEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kalpakian, LauraEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Aphale, SunitiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chughtai, IsmatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Devi, MahasvetaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Iyengar, VishwapriyaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kannan, LakshmiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mehta, IlaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pande, MrinalContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexander, MeenaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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