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The Areca Nut Tree and Other Stories

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ISBN 13 9789390961689
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Total Pages 236
Release Year 2022
Author Ranjita Biswas
Category Fiction   Short stories  
Weight 180.00 g
Dimension 13.00 x 20.00 x 2.10

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The Areca Nut Tree and Other Stories showcases works by a new generation of Assamese women writers, whose spectrum is wide and not confined to so-called ‘women-centric’ subjects. Be it a defiant woman sticking to her minuscule plot of land and challenging a land-grabber uncle, a woman trying to bring about a change in a river island, an adolescent girl tricked into marriage and trafficked taking on a new avatar as a revered sanyasin, a poetic portrayal of a man desperately looking for his lost love through his wanton ways, or a scathing comment on a voyeuristic society, these stories deal with human issues and experiences from different angles. Powerful voices not dictated or influenced by patriarchal dominance in society, these are tales that will offer readers a glimpse into the richness of Assamese literature of our times.