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The Lost World of Sarala Devi: Selected Writings

by Sachidananda Mohanty (Ed.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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A multifaceted personality and a prolific Odia writer, Sarala Devi (1904–1986) was a noted freedom fighter, feminist, and social activist of her times. Her work covers many forms, including prose, fiction, play, literary criticism, and biography. This book brings together some of Sarala Devi’s best writings, including her charming tales for children with fascinating characters. Far ahead of her time, and completely forgotten now, she voiced important social and political concerns through her works and advocated a larger role for women in the public sphere. Edited by Sachidananda Mohanty, this compilation of lucid pieces translated from Odia not only enables us to grasp the development of Indian feminism but also offers a glimpse into the lost world of a reformer with a fiery spirit. Mohanty does justice to this complicated woman by his selection from her writings and recognition of changes in her position on certain issues. This book will encourage additional research of value to women’s history. Contents: Foreword by Geraldine Forbes Acknowledgements Introduction LITERARY FEMINISM The Rights of Women Translated by Sachidananda Mohanty The Problems of Women in Odisha Translated by Jatindra K. Nayak Basanti Translated by Himansu S. Mohapatra and Paul St. Pierre The Role of Women in the Freedom Struggle Translated by Jayaprakash Paramaguru True Womanhood Translated by Akhtar Jamal Khan The Awakening of the Women of Odisha Translated by Sangram Jena Influence of Women on the Lives of Men Translated by Priyadarshi Patnaik A Letter from Prison My Story: Sarala Devi Translated by Chinmay Kumar Hota SISTERHOOD FOR EMPOWERMENT World Revolutionaries: Kalpana Dutta Translated by Anuja Khatua World Revolutionaries: Sofia Bardina Translated by Anuja Khatua World Revolutionaries: Utkal Bharati Kuntala Kumari Translated by Anuja Khatua Women Revolutionaries during the Buddhist Period Translated by Anuja Khatua WRITING FOR CHILDREN The Magic Horse Translated by Priyadarshi Patnaik The Fisherman’s Wit Translated by Chinmay Kumar Hota The Tale of the Persian Merchant Translated by Priyadarshi Patnaik The Tale of the Sorcerer’s Wife Translated by Priyadarshi Patnaik THE GANDHIAN VISION Mahatma Gandhi’s Message for Indian Women Translated by Anil Pradhan Mahatma Gandhi’s Role in My Life Translated by Prasanta Kumar Purohit ART AND NATIONAL LIFE Art and Culture in National Life Translated by Bikram K. Das LITERATURE AND RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Katha Ramayana: Adya Kanda Translated by Snehaprava Das Tulasi Das: A Play Translated by Snehaprava Das The Portrayal of Women in Sarala Mahabharata Translated by Bikram K. Das List of Selected Works of Sarala Devi Bibliography Index

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The Lost World of Sarala Devi: Selected Writings
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