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The Thousand Faces Of Night

Author : Githa Hariharan
ISBN : 0140128433
Genre : India
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Winner Of The 1993 Commonwealth Writers&Rsquo; Prize For Best First Book What Makes A Dutiful Daughter, Wife, Mother? What Makes A Good Indian Woman? Devi Returns To Madras With An American Degree, Only To Be Sucked In By The Old Order Of Things&Mdash;A Demanding Mother&Rsquo;S Love, A Suitable But Hollow Marriage, An Unsuitable Lover Who Offers A Brief Escape. But The Women Of The Hoary Past Come Back To Claim Devi Through Myth And Story, Music And Memory. They Show Her What It Is To Stay And Endure, What It Is To Break Free And Move On.Sita Has Been The Ideal Daughter-In-Law, Wife And Mother. But Now That She Has Arranged A Marriage For Her Daughter She Has To Come To Terms With An Old Dream Of Her Own. Mayamma Knows How To Survive As The Old Family Retainer, Bending The Way The Wind Blows. But, Through Devi, She Too Can See A Different Life. A Subtle And Tender Tale Of Women'S Lives In India, This Award-Winning Novel Is Structured With The Delicacy And Precision Of A Piece Of Music. Fusing Myth, Tale And The Real Voices Of Different Women, The Thousand Faces Of Night Brings Alive The Underworld Of Indian Women&Rsquo;S Lives. &Lsquo;
Category: India

Mythology And Reality In Githa Hariharan S The Thousand Faces Of Night

Author : Kader Aki
ISBN : 9783638766012
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Scholarly Paper (Advanced Seminar) aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: gut, Universitat zu Koln (Anglistik), Veranstaltung: Myth and History in the Writing of Indian Novelists in English, 12 Eintragungen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Englisch, Abstract: "The Thousand Faces of Night" is not just a womanist novel but it is a definite feminist writing in which myths are revisioned, rewritten, and retold from a female point of view. The focus of the novel is on the inner lifes of women, the 'inner spaces' are reflected in detail. The analysis on hand sets its central focus on the relation between myth or stories and the women in the Novel. It presents how the female point of view differs from the male discourse, especially by contrasting myths form the Mahabharata with stories from the Sanskrit. A brief explanation about Manu is included, as well as a rudimentary interpretation of Gita Hariharan's use of metaphors are included.

The Thousand Faces Of Night

Author : Jack Higgins
ISBN : 9780007384754
Genre : Fiction
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A classic thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Eagle Has Landed.
Category: Fiction

Contemporary Fiction

Author : Vandana Pathak
ISBN : 8176258350
Genre : American fiction
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Preface Contributors 1. Narrative Strategies and the Invisible inNeelum Saran Gour's Sikandar Chowk Park:Reconstructing Identities and (Inter- )Religious Confrontation - Ludmila Vol2. From The Sandal Trees to Facing the Mirror:A Herstorical Over-view of Same-SexLove in India - Ana García-Arroyo3. Literature Still Matters! The Namesake: Woman Reads Woman- Prem Srivastava4. The Celebration of Acculturation inMonica Ali's Brick Lane - Leela Kanal5. A Socio-Cultural Feminist Critique ofInside the Haveli within the Frame ofthe Marginal - Vaishali Naik6. Reason and Rebellion in Feminism: ShashiDeshpa.
Category: American fiction

The Hero With A Thousand Faces

Author : Joseph Campbell
ISBN : 9781577315933
Genre : Psychology
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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.
Category: Psychology

The Monster With A Thousand Faces

Author : Brian J. Frost
ISBN : 0879724595
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction, ranging from the 10,000-year-old femme fatale in Robert E. Howard's Conan the Conqueror to the malevolent fetus in Eddy C. Bertin's “Something Small, Something Hungry.” Nostalgia buffs will enjoy a discussion of the vampire yarns in the pulp magazines of the interwar years, while fans of contemporary vampire fiction will also be sated.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

In Fusion Approach

Author : Ranjan Ghosh
ISBN : 0761834648
Genre : Literary Criticism
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(In)fusion theory challenges efforts to see theory as inhibiting by presenting an approach that is innovative, eclectic, and subtle in order to draw out competing and constellating ideas and opinions. This collected volume of essays examines (In)fusion theory and demonstrates how the theory can be applied to the reading of various works of Indian English novelists.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Art Of Dying

Author : Githa Hariharan
ISBN : 9789386651921
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty stories of contemporary Indian life that demonstrate the range of Hariharan's writing, executed with a precision of style and magical imagery. Sometimes comic (yet tinged with sadness) as in the much-anthologized 'The Remains of the Feast' where an old woman near the end of her life suddenly feels the urge to sample all the food she has been forbidden; sometimes with a twist as in 'Gajar Halwa' where Chellamma, a servant girl from a small-town family, finally understands hat makes a big city work; sometimes moving as in 'The Reprieve', these stories never fail to surprise and delight.
Category: Fiction

Eleanor Parker

Author : Doug McClelland
ISBN : 9780810848368
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the first book on enduring Hollywood star Eleanor Parker, long underrated despite three best actress Academy Award nominations (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955). Parker was a beauty as well as a versatile actress, and her achievements approach those of more publicized colleagues Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn. With Parker's blessing and her son Paul Clemens' cooperation, Doug McClelland has written one of the most thorough examinations of a film star's career. The book is valuable to librarians, academies, and film enthusiasts for its extensive documentation and analyses of all of Parker's work, for the bibliographies of her coverage in books and periodicals, for the portrait of a glamorous, creative era in filmmaking, and for the insights into the careers of Eleanor Parker's associates, many among the most heavily researched motion picture artists of cinema's "Golden Age." The book contains a forward by noted screenwriter William Ludwig, who won an Academy Award for Parker's Interrupted Melody, and afterword by Marjorie Lawrence, the opera singer whom Parker portrayed in Interrupted Melody, and photos of Eleanor Parker that show her in many of her "thousand faces."
Category: Performing Arts

Indian Women S Writing In English

Author : Joel Kuortti
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025982211
Genre : Social Science
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"This is a remarkable collection of information on Indian women's writing written originally in English. Beginning from the 19th century, it introduces 444 writers of poetry and fiction. Now, it has been a part of common critical parlance to say that the Indian English women's writing is in ascendance. One aim of this bibliography is to illustrate this phenomenon and to emphasise the variety of writing. Writers included in the bibliography come from all over India and from the Indian diaspora all over the world. Another aim of this bibliography is to make us aware of the constructed nature of writerhood. A given writer's texts do not exist and circulate in a vacuum but in a context. We can see that Indian English women's writing is taking place. But, what we do not see is the critical establishment, that is, literary scholars and critics, taking much note of it."
Category: Social Science

In Times Of Siege

Author : Githa Hariharan
ISBN : 9780307426383
Genre : Fiction
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At 52, Shiv Murthy is a New Delhi professor of history. He leads a mild, unremarkable life until, while his wife is away, things spin out of control. First, the young and passionate daughter of an old friend breaks her leg and moves in with him. Even as he struggles to care for Meena and ignore his increasing attraction to her, a group of religious extremists challenges one of his lessons on medieval India. His instinct is to apologize, but the voice inside his head keeps asking: “Do you imagine an ordinary man cannot be a hero?” The decision he makes will prompt readers to ask themselves the same question. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Tense Past Tense Present

Author : Joel Kuortti
ISBN : UOM:39015058961700
Genre : Indic literature
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Suggesting That Women Are 'Reshaping English' As Rushdie Suggests, Kuortti Interviews 7 Women Writers To Find Out Why They Write In English, Which Cannot Be Neutral. As A Colony, The Language Was Inescapably Associated With Class, Race And Power; After Independence It Has Grown In Power And Status, Yet The Problematic Of English As The Language Of The Hegemonic West Remains. Even So A New Canon Of Women Writing In English Is Being Formed. Interviewing The Writers Shashi Deshpande, The Late Shama Futehally, Githa Hariharan, Lakshmi Kannan, Sujatha Mathai, Anuradha Marwah-Roy And Mina Singh, Kuortti Also Presents Extracts From Their Writings.
Category: Indic literature

Indian English Women S Fiction

Author : D. Murali Manohar
ISBN : 8126906839
Genre : Divorce in literature
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The Present Book Traces The Background To Indian English Women S Fiction, Excluding The Translated Texts, From The Late Nineteenth Century Novels Of Toru Dutt, Krupabai Satthianadhan, And Shevantibai M. Nikambe. Almost All The Twentieth Century Major Works Of Leading Women Writers Such As Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Desai, Kamala Das, Gita Mehta, Shashi Deshpande, Shobha De To The Emerging Novelists Like Anjana Appachana, Namita Gokhale, Githa Hariharan, Manju Kapur Have Been Studied In Depth To Discuss The Issues Of Marriage, Career And Divorce. The Book Attempts To Delve Into The Life Of Educated Women And Traces The Answers To The Followings:" What Kind Of Marriage Should The Women Undergo: Arranged Marriage Or Love Marriage Or Love-Cum-Arranged Marriage? " What Is The Difference Between A Job And A Career?" What Kind Of Career Should They Choose?" Who Is Going To Determine What Career To Choose?" What Career Options Do The Women Have?" Do Women Want Separation Or Divorce And Why?" What Is The Right Time For Divorce? There Are Many Other Feministic Issues Which Have Been Approached To Realistically And Analytically, With Special Reference To Several Literary Works.The Present Book Thus Offers An In-Depth Study Of Elite Women On One Hand And Caters To The Academic Needs Of Students And Researchers Of Indian English Women Fiction On The Other. The General Readers Will Definitely Find It A Real Eye-Opener And Also Interesting.
Category: Divorce in literature

The Ultimate India Quiz Book

Author : Derek O'Brien
ISBN : 9789351183440
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The perfect blend of entertainment and education . . . Commemorating sixty years of India's independence and reflecting India's many facets, this definitive volume packs in 3000 questions in sixty chapters, testing the answering skills of any quiz-lover. Each chapter contains fifty questions on a range of subjects from ancient, medieval and modern India to alternative medicine, and fairs and festivals, Indian cricket, Indian diaspora, Hindi and regional films to science, traditional sport and youth affairs, travel, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Put your knowledge of India to the ultimate test with this valuable volume for facts, figures, events, history, literature, politics, and much more.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Journal Of Commonwealth Literature

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ISBN : UCBK:C081544297
Genre : Commonwealth literature (English)
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One number each year includes Annual bibliography of Commonwealth literature.
Category: Commonwealth literature (English)

I Have Become The Tide

Author : Githa Hariharan
ISBN : 9789386797391
Genre : Fiction
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Where is that land where water flows free? A powerful, beautifully imagined novel from Githa Hariharan asks when the tide will turn to make this dream real. Hundreds of years ago, Chikka, son of a cattle skinner, finds a home in Anandagrama, among people who believe everyone is equal; people whose prayer is inseparable from song and work, the river and the land, friendship and love. Chikka becomes Chikkiah the washerman who sings by his beloved river. But the Anandagrama movement against caste is torn apart, and its men and women slaughtered or forced to flee. In the present day, Professor Krishna makes a discovery. The saint-singer Kannadeva is none other than the son of Chikkiah. The poets and fighters of Anandagrama have been forgotten; Kannadeva has been whitewashed into a casteless ‘Hindu saint’. Professor Krishna reconstructs many lives of resistance from his findings in a palm-leaf manuscript. But will the bigots, armed with bullets, bombs and hit-lists, let scholars and poets do what they must? Three Dalit students—Asha, Ravi and Satya—dream of a future that will let them and their families live with dignity, just like everyone else. From Chikkiah’s story to theirs, a few things may have changed, but too much has remained the same. Three distinctive narratives intertwine past and present in compelling ways to raise an urgent voice against the cruelties of caste, and the destructive forces that crush dissent. But they also celebrate the joy of resistance, the redemptive beauty of words, and the courage to be found in friendship and love. I Have Become the Tide is deeply political, but it never loses sight of humour, tenderness—or the human spirit.
Category: Fiction

Changing Faces Of Women In Indian Writing In English

Author : M. Q. Khan
ISBN : UOM:39015040679691
Genre : Indic fiction (English)
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Collects 12 Essays That Try To Study The Fate Of Indian Women In A Conventional And At The Same Time A Fast Developing Society. Though All The Contributors Are Males But None Are Fanatics To Allow Their Prejudices To Cloud Their Vision.
Category: Indic fiction (English)