9788188965861

A Rebel and Her Cause: The Life and Work of Rashid Jahan

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Rakhshanda Jalil

Paperback    9788188965861

 

Despite a brief and slender literary career, Rashid Jahan blazed like a meteor in the progressive firmament of pre-and post-Independence India. Doctor, writer, political activist, crusading member of the Communist Party of India, Rashid Jahan was radical in a way that defied all expectations — from her social class, her comrades, her peers and colleagues.

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A Rebel and Her Cause is a remarkably perceptive, and richly detailed account of this pioneering woman.  Rakhshanda Jalil offers readers an unusual document: a warm and informed biography – based on archival material, extensive interviews and critical commentaries – together with fine translations of Rashid Jahan’s best known stories and plays.

 

Through a subtle couterpointing of Rashid Jahan’s political purpose with her literary and professional skills and sensibility, Jalil paints an arresting portrait of a woman deeply and passionately engaged with the great debates of her time: fascism, imperialism, nationalism, socialism and feminism. This intense engagement is reflected in every facet of her life and literature, as they unfold here in vivid and compelling prose.

 

Rakhshanda Jalil is a writer, critic and literary historian. She is also a well-known translator, with eight published translations including works by Premchand, Manto and Renu. She runs an organisation called Hindustani Awaaz, devoted to the popularisation of Hindi-Urdu literature and culture. Her debut collection of fiction, Release and Other Stories, was published in 2011.

 

 

Additional Information

By

B.R. Ambedkar, with an introduction by Arundhati Roy

Published by

Navayana

ISBN

9788188965861

Format

Hardback

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