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Unbound: 2,000 Years Of Indian Women's Writing

Unbound: 2,000 Years Of Indian Women's Writing

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Profound exhilarating haunting angry and meditative Unbound is a collection that will shatter stereotypes about women rsquo s writing in India. Unbound is a collection of some of the most significant writing by Indian women over the past two thousand years. Divided into eleven sections it encompasses writing on various aspects of life spirituality love marriage children food work social and individual identity battles myths and fables travel and death. While many of the pieces are commentaries on the struggle that women undergo to overcome obstacles mdash social and political mdash all of them showcase the remarkable creative ability of their creators. The term lsquo women rsquo s writing rsquo has often been used to limit and stereotype the work of women writers. But it also has a larger and more constructive meaning and that is the sense in which it has been used to inform and describe the context of the book. As Annie Zaidi explains in her introduction lsquo Women bring to their writing the truth of their bodies and an enquiry into the different ways in which gender inequity shapes human experience. rsquo Selected from hundreds of novels memoirs essays short story collections and volumes of poetry that were either written in English or that have been translated into English the pieces in this collection include the most distinctive and powerful voices from every era. There are verses from the Therigatha written by Buddhist nuns circa 300 BCE and writing by poet-saints like Andal Avvaiyar Lal Ded Mirabai modern classics by writers like

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