Early Women's Writings in Orissa, 1898-1950: A Lost Tradition

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Sachidananda Mohanty
SAGE, Jan 6, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 241 pages
Based on archival research, this fascinating book brings together many of the neglected writings of Oriya women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sachidananda Mohanty focusses on a period when women’s writings dealt not only with questions of gender and identity but also with cultural, political and ideological issues of their times. Utilizing different forms—short stories, poems, essays, travel writings, novels and letters—these women writers responded honestly both to the world that was in turmoil around them and to the demands of their own inner selves. By articulating and advancing the personal in the public and by imbuing the personal with the social and the political, these ‘literary domestics’ transcended their limitations and became the precursors of a tradition that critically examined both traditional values and modern contingencies, yet sought to bring them together to fruition.
 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
11
Abanti
35
Abhibhasana To the Women of Orissa
41
Ways of Spreading Womens Education
65
From A Look Before and After Autobiography
73
Reba Ray 18761957
85
Kokila Devi 18961936
93
Narmada Kar 18931980
99
in Modern Times
142
Sarala Devi 19041986
151
Mahatma Gandhis Message for Indian Women
164
MalatiChoudhury 19041998
175
Nirmala Devi 19061986
181
Urmila Devi
191
Shakuntala Devi
199
Sushila Devi
205

Pratibha
105
Suprabha
113
Rama Devi 18891985
121
Kuntala Kumari Sabat 19011938
131
Basanta Kumari Pattanaik 1923
221
Bibliography
239
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