Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9788170461401 Will Publish November 2014 World sales rights except India

Breast Stories

Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi

Distributed for Seagull Books

Translated and with an Introduction by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

166 pages | 5 x 8 1/2
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9788170461401 Will Publish November 2014 World sales rights except India
Mahasweta Devi is one of India’s foremost literary figures, a prolific and best-selling author in Bengali of short fiction and novels, and a deeply political social activist who has been working in marginalized communities for decades. Breast Stories is a collection of short fiction that focuses on the breast as more than a symbol of beauty, eroticism, or motherhood. Instead, it is seen as a harsh indictment of an exploitative social system and a weapon of resistance. At a time when violence towards women in India has escalated exponentially, Devi’s acerbic writing exposes the inherently vicious systems in Indian society.

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