Unbound : 2000 Years of Indian Women's Writing
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    Unbound : 2000 Years of Indian Women's Writing (English, Hardcover, Annie Zaidi)

    Unbound : 2000 Years of Indian Women's Writing  (English, Hardcover, Annie Zaidi)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Aleph Book Company
    • ISBN: 9789382277668, 9382277668
    • Edition: 2015
    • Pages: 372
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    Un Bound is the kind of book that comes along once in a while. While there are other anthologies on similar lines, there is something about this book that stays with you and you want to know why? Because it is almost the history of women in India over 2000 years. The book covers the landscape, of womens writing in the country, covering different genres, and at the same time does not discriminate when it comes to choosing from different languages of the country.

    Un Bound is the kind of book that makes you think and at the same time inspires you to go on and be your own person whether you are a man or a woman. The book covers a wide variety of authors (but obviously) and the pieces can be read anywhere and at any time. It is the kind of book that you must have on your shelf.

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    Profound, exhilarating, haunting, angry and meditative, Unbound is a collection that will shatter stereotypes about women's writing in India.

    Unbound is a collection of some of the most significant writing by Indian women over the past two thousand years. Divided into eleven sections, it encompasses writing on various aspects of life-spirituality, love, marriage, children, food, work, social and individual identity, battles, myths and fables, travel and death. While many of the pieces are commentaries on the struggle that women undergo to overcome obstacles - social and political - all of them showcase the remarkable creative ability of their creators. The term women's writing has often been used to limit and stereotype the work of women writers. But it also has a larger and more constructive meaning and that is the sense in which it has been used to inform and describe the context of the book. As Annie Zaidi explains in her introduction - women bring to their writing the truth of their bodies and an enquiry into the different ways in which gender inequity shapes human experience.

    Selected from hundreds of novels, memoirs, essays, short story collections and volumes of poetry that were either written in English or that have been translated into English, the pieces in this collection include the most distinctive and powerful voices from every era. There are verses from the Therigatha, written by Buddhist nuns (Circa 300 BCE) and writing by poet-saints like Andal, Avvaiyar, Lal Ded, Mirabai, modern classics by writers like Ajeet Cour, Amrita Pritam, Arundhati Roy, Attia Hosian, Bama, Bulbul Sharma, Irawati Karve, Ismat Chughtai, Kamala Das, Krishna Sobti, Mahasweta Devi, Manju Kapur, Mannu Bhandari, Mrinal Pande, Nayantara Sahgal, Pinki Virani, Qurratulain Hyder, Rashid Jahan, Romila Thapar, Sarojini Naidu, Saudamini Devi, Shivani and powerful new voices from our time like Arundhathi Subramaniam, Nilanjana Roy, Nivedita Menon.

    Profound, exhilarating, haunting, angry and meditative, Unbound is a collection that will shatter stereotypes about women's writing in India.

    Interesting Facts
    • Extracts included range across genres, languages and over 2,000 years.
    • Includes writing in English as well as from many Indian languages that have been translated into English.
    • Arranged thematically, this collection showcases the creative diversity that exists in women's writing.
    • Provides an broad and comprehensive introduction to women's writing in India.
    About the Author

    Annie Zaidi is the author of Gulab, Love Stories number 1 to 14, and Known Turf - Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, which was shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award. She is the co-author of The Good Indian Girl and a book of illustrated poems, Crush. Her work has appeared in several anthologies like Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, Mumbai Noir, Dharavi, Women Changing India and 21 Under 40.
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    • Publication Year
      • 2015 May
    • Book Type
      • Literature and Fiction
    Contributors
    • Edited By
      • Annie Zaidi Annie Zaidi$$
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 5.5 inch
    • Height
      • 8.5 inch
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    A spectacular anthology

    A very impressive collection of short stories and poems by women authors of India spanning across the last 2000 years, this book is a treasure. Carefully chosen and segregated as per genre and era, every page in this book has a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. a must read!
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    lovely reading experience

    The book offers a wide selection of authors. However, I did not realise before ordering tge book that these are sample writing offerings. It is a wonderful way to discover.
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