|Bashai Tudu - by Mahasweta Devi
Tr. Samik Bandyopadhyay and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
Cover Design: Kanchan Dasgupta
Pp. 21+162; Thema; 1990
"'Operation? - Bashai Tudu', a novelette, and 'Draupadi', a short story, .. evoke a modern myth of a tribal peasant revolutionary who turns up whenever the landless farm labourers are driven to a crisis ... Mahasweta Devi, the outstanding contemporary Bengali novelist and social activist who writes about women, tribals, revolutionaries, in their confrontations with an elaborate exploitative system - and writes with both passion and a profound sense of history, and from her direct involvement with the lives of these people." (From the back jacket)
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