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ISBN 019563195-1
Accession No. 951
Title Women Writing in India : Volume - 1, 600 B.C. to The Present
Author Susie Tharu and K. Lalita
Year of Publishing 1999
Publisher Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Price Rs. 275
Short Description This grounding volume offers a selection of writing in thirteen languages (ranging from the poems of Buddhist nuns of sixth century B.C. to the first novel written in English in the nineteenth century), which have never before been available as a collection or in English. Providing both an extraordinary body of literature and an important documentary resources, these writings illuminate the lives of Indian women over a period of 2000 years. The critical introductions and biological headnotes map women's shifting roles and varying responses to the social, political and cultural upheavals of the time.
Table of Contents 1. Literature of the Ancient and medieval periods
(1) Therigatha(Songs of the Nuns, 2th Century B.C.) Pali
(2) the Sangam Poets(ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A.D.) Tamil
(3) Akkamahadevi (12th century) Kannada
(4) Sule Sankavva (12th century) Kannada
(5) Janabai (ca.1298-1350) Marathi
(6) Rami (ca. 1440) Bengali
(7) Gangasati (12th-14th century) Gujarati
(8) Ratanbai (12th-14th century) Gujarati
(9) Mirabai (ca. 1498-1565) Gujarati and Hindi
(10) Atukuri Molla (early 16th century)
(11) Gul-Badan Begum (1523-1603) Persian
(12) Chandrabati (ca. 1550-1600) Bengali
(13) Bahinabai (1628-1700) Marathi
(14) Sanciya Honnamma (late 17th century) Kannada
(15) Muddupalani (ca. 1730-1790) Telugu
(16) Mahlaqa Bai Chanda (1767-1824) Urdu
(17) Tarigonda Venkamamba (ca.1800-1866) Telegu
(18) Folk Songs
2. Literature of the Reform and Nationalist Movements
(1) Jogeswari(early 19th century) Bengali
(2) Bhabani (early 19th Century) Bengali
(3) Rassundari Devi(1810-?) Bengali
(4) Hannah Catherine Mullens(1826-1861) Bengali
(5) Savithiribai(1931-1897) Marathi
(6) Muktabai(1841-?) Marathi
(7) Mokshodayani Mukhopadhyay(ca.1848-?) Bengali
(8) Tarabai Shinde(ca.1850-ca.1910) Marathi
(9) Swarnakumari Devi(1856-1932) English
(10) Pandita Ramabai Saraswati(1858-1922)
(11) Kashibai Kanikar(1861-1948) Marathi
(12) Sarat Kumari Chaudhurani(1861-1920) Bengali
(13) Krupa Sattianadan(1862-1894) English
(14) Ramabai Ranade(1862-1924) Marathi
(15) Binodini Dasi (1863-1941) Bengali
(16) Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954) English
(17) Lakshmibai Tilak (1868-19360) Marathi
(18) Bandaru Acchamamba (1874-1904) Telugu
(19) Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949) English
(20) Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) English
(21) Bahinabai Chaudhari (1880-1951)
(22) Anonymous(1881, 1889) Marathi
(23) Nirupama Devi (1883-1951) Bengali
(24) Sughra Humayun Mirza( (1884-1954) Urdu
(25) Nanjanagudu Tirumalamba (1997-1982) Kannada
(26) Janaki Bai (1889-?) Urdu
(27) Indira Sahasrabuddhe (ca. 1890-?) Marathi
(28) Nazar Sajjad Hyder (1894-1967) Urdu
(29) Kalyanamma (1894-1965) Kannada
(30) Tallapragada Viswasundaramma (1899-1949) Telugu
(31) Mary John Thottam (Sr. Mary Benigna, 1901-1985) Malayalam
(32) Sudha Chauhan (b.1924) Hindi
(33) Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904-1948)
(34) Vibhavari Shirurkar (Malatibai Bedekar,b. 1905)
Marathi
(35) Homvati Devi (1906-1951) Hindi
(36) Geeta Sane (b. 1907) Marathi
(37) Darisi Annapurnamma (1907-1931) Telugu
(38) Mahadevi Varma (1907-1987) Hindi
(39) Kuntala Kumari sabat (1908-1938) Oriya(40) Kamla Chaudhry (b. 1908) Hindi
(41) Ashapurna Debi (b. 1909) Bengali
(42) Lalithambika Antherjanam (1909-1987) Malayalam
(43) Shyamala devi (1910-1943) Kannada
(44) Saraswati Bai Rajwade(b. 1913) Kannada
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