Imaginary maps : three stories

by Mahasweta Devi ; translated and introduced by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Imaginary Maps presents three stories from noted Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi in conjunction with readings of these tales by famed cultural and literary critic, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Weaving history, myth and current political realities, these stories explore troubling motifs in contemporary Indian life through the figures and narratives of indigenous tribes in India. At once delicate and violent, Devi's stories map the experiences of the "tribals" and tribal life under decolonization. In "The Hunt," "Douloti the Bountiful" and the deftly wrought allegory of tribal agony "Pterodactyl, Pirtha, and Puran Sahay," Ms. Devi links the specific fate of tribals in India to that of marginalized peoples everywhere. Gayatri Spivak's readings of these stories connect the necessary "power lines" within them, not only between local and international structures of power (patriarchy, nationalisms, late capitalism), but also to the university.

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書名 Imaginary maps : three stories
著作者等 Mahāśvetā Debī
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 1995
ページ数 xxxi, 213 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0415904633
NCID BA25889208
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言語 英語
原文言語 ベンガル語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国