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Breast Stories chapter 1 Breast Stories , meaning Breast Stories , genre Breast Stories , book cover Breast Stories , flies Breast Stories , Breast Stories 52a3246cc179d Translated And Introduced By Gayatry Chakravorty Spivak As Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Points Out In Her Introduction, The Breast Is Far Than A Symbol In These Stories It Is The Means Of Harshly Indicting An Explotative Social System.In Draupadi , The Protagonist, Dopdi Mejhen, Is A Tribal Revolutionary, Who, Arrested And Gang Raped In Custody, Turns The Terrible Wounds Of Her Breast Into A Counter Offensive,In Breast Giver , A Woman Who Becomes A Professional Wet Nurse To Support Her Family, Dies Of Painful Breast Cancer, Betrayed Alike By The Breasts That Had For Years Been Her Chief Identity And The Dozens Of Sons She Had Suckled.In Behind The Bodice , Migrant Labourer Gangor S Statuesque Breasts Excite The Attention Of Ace Photographer Upin Puri, Triggering Off A Train Of Violence That Ends In Tragedy.Spivak Introduces This Cycle Of Breast Stories With Thought Provoking Essays Which Probe The Texts Of The Stories, Opening Them Up To A Complex Of Interpretation And Meaning.


10 thoughts on “Breast Stories

  1. says:

    A powerful and courageous writer, Mahasweta Devi writes it like it is These stories lodged inside me like gold thorns, reminding me of the plights of my sisters trapped in patriarchal structures that they themselves sometimes have strengthened, ...


  2. says:

    Mahasweta Devi passed away just a few weeks ago, and I am simply devastated Her stories are stunning and full of off kilter yet sharp observations on the lives of Indian women They are funny, in that wicked way of hers and ye...


  3. says:

    Draupadi and Behind the Bodice are amazing stories The contrast between Devi and Indian Women authors who write primarily for Western audiences cannot bestark Devi lays bare the bleak realities of poor women, with particular interest paid to tribal and migrant women peoples as marginal within the idea of india as you can get Her stories condemn all of us as morally complicit in the horrifying gender violence these women s social existence inevitably leads to Spivak s essays for Draupadi and Behind the Bodice are amazing stories The contrast between Devi and Indian Women authors who write primarily for Western audiences cannot bestark Devi lays bare the bleak realities of poor women, with particular interest paid to tribal and migrant women peoples as margi...


  4. says:

    This is well worth a read for Spivak s extended commentary alone, much of which builds on her famous Can the Subaltern Speak essay At first, I thought the translation was a little clunky, especially as Spivak has been criticised for an unnecessarily complicated writing style However, her helpful notes made clear the reasoning behind translation choices, in particular the difficulties of replicating Bengali dialect and changes in meaning as a result of linguistic changes Much of it is quite This ...


  5. says:

    Mahasweta Devi s Breast Stories is a translation from either bengali or hindi The reading can be a bit rough in some places with the loose translations, however the message and stories that are revealed are unforgettable It is import...


  6. says:

    Moving, Sad and Powerful


  7. says:

    Mahaweta Devi s stories truly sensitize you to real issues with the help of her candid and powerful stories The book also has essays on the translators take on the the authors work, which gives a deeper understanding on the constant rift of traditions and modernity in India.


  8. says:

    I read a translation by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak as Mahasweta Devi writes in Bengali Although Gayatri has tried her best, I understand that the nuances of the language and emotions get lost in translation.The book also includes cultural essays written by Gayatri as introduction to the three short tales There are unsaid metaphors and how the woman s breast is the connecting thread in each of the unrelated tales There are social s of the Indi...


  9. says:

    I read Draupadi but it is not listed on GR, so Breast Stories was the next closest thing Powerful, yes, but Spivak s babbling in my translation made it nearly unbearable However, my main criticism is that every part of the story leading up to...


  10. says:

    Great cluster of stories with an unusual theme.


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