Chotti Munda and His Arrow

Chotti Munda and His Arrow

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak


Written in 1980, this novel by way of prize-winning Indian author Mahasweta Devi, translated and brought via Gayatri Chakravorty Sprivak, is striking for a way within which it touches on important matters that experience in next many years grown into issues of pressing social conern.

  • Written by way of certainly one of India’s most effective novelists, and translated by means of an eminent cultural and significant theorist.
  • Ranges over many years within the lifetime of Chotti – the imperative personality – within which India strikes from colonial rule to independence, after which to the unrest of the 1970s.
  • Traces the alterations, a few compelled, a few welcome, within the day-by-day lives of a marginalized rural community.
  • Raises questions on where of the tribal at the map of nationwide identification, land rights and human rights, the ‘museumization’ of ‘ethnic’ cultures, and the excuses of violent resistance because the final hotel of a determined people.
  • Represents enlightening studying for college students and students of postcolonial literature and postcolonial studies.

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