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Mother of 1084

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Mahasweta Devi is one of India’s foremost literary figures, a prolific and best-selling author in Bengali of short fiction and novels, and a deeply political social activist who has been working in marginalized communities for decades.Mother of 1084is one of Devi’s most widely read works, written during the height of the Naxalite agitation—a militant communist uprising tha...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Expected publication: September 15th 2014 by Seagull Books (first published January 1st 1974)
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Neetha Philip
Devi, said to be as much of an inspirational activist as a writer, did bring to the surface various social issues that we tend to ignore. The plot is interesting, and the characters, complex. Sujatha's discovery of herself as she relives her son's death is intense as it is relate-able. Though i felt the an iota of Sujatha's "awakening" in my self as i read the book, the author's condescension towards the reader was clear. As I result, though I understood Devi's characters and found them understa...more
Emtiaj Hasan
পুরোটা সময় জুড়ে হাহাকার আর বেদনা ঘিরে ছিল।
কিন্তু পড়া শেষে একটাই অনুভূতি, খুব ভালোলাগার একটা উপন্যাস।
Arnab Das
A heart wrenching tale of a mother who has lost her son to a cause for which no one can sympathize.

An insightful read which is still as relevant.
Rashmi Gupta
I always like the writing style of Mahasweta Devi.

Its a nice book telling the pain of mother who lost her son.........

Gunjan Singh
A tangled tale of relationships which the protagonist discovers after the unlikely and unexplained death of her son. She is also perturbed by the way in which the rest of the family, including the patriarch reacts to this incident.
A tale of solitary and melancholy existence of a mother who discovered that her son had parted ways from the hidden vulgarities of the elite family. It weaves the life of different people from different classes in one narrative in the wake of the Naxalite movement or w...more
Only Mahshweta Devi could have dealt with a subject like this in its true human spirit. Its a story around a mother and his dead son, but therein lies the key to unterpreting the human tragedy behind the Naxalite revolution, the misplaced idealism and how a generation of urban, young Bengalis were sacrificed at the altar of a lost ideal.
Shuvro Das
A heart-wrenching story of a middle-aged mother who laments for the death of his son....a revolutionist.Sujata Chatterjee,the mother whose only aim was to be with his son, understand him and to support him all the way.But the ultimate loss left her traumatized.............
Mostaque Ahammed
উপন্যাসটি একটি লাশের গল্পকে কেন্দ্র করে নির্মিত। একজন সৎ, বিবেকবান বিপ্লবী সন্তহানের মৃতদেহের পরিচয় দিতে অবমেষে কেউ আর রইল না্ পরিবারের অন্যান্য-সদস্য তেকে এমনকী কোনও আত্মীয়-স্বজনও নয়। তিনি মা। তিনিই হাজার চুরাশি নম্বর লাশটির মা হয়েই মর্গের দরজায় অপেক্ষা...
Leela Pal Chaudhuri
Searing. Must read her in the original.
powerful and moving with minimal drama. makes one think about the social structure and contrasts in the society.
Manish Kumar
I studied the english version of bengali book. It is fantastic in every terms of ground realities as well as creativity
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Mahasweta Devi is an Indian social activist and writer. She was born in 1926 in Dhaka, to literary parents in a Hindu Brahmin family. Her father Manish Ghatak was a well-known poet and novelist of the Kallol era, who used the pseudonym Jubanashwa. Mahasweta's mother Dharitri Devi was also a writer and a social worker.

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