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Rudali, From Fiction to Performance

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Paperback, 156 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Seagull Books Pvt.Ltd ,India (first published 1993)
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Gabrielle Trenbath
Mar 22, 2013 Gabrielle Trenbath rated it really liked it
Essentially, this story concerns the life of Sanichari. From the caste she was born into to being unfortunate enough to be born on unlucky Saturday, her life continues to see tragedy. Sanichari sees many of her immediate family pass away leaving her in a permanent state of insecurity. Somehow Sanichari continues to cling tightly to her dignity and this allows her to discover opportunities to allow her to support herself.

The realities of poverty regularly struck me especially when it is written,
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Rudaali is not really a novel, rather it is a novella being little over 90 pages long. However, these 90 odd pages are probably the most powerful and incisive you are ever bound to read. 'Rudaali' is a story of survival, of sustenance and of empowerment. It is the story of Sanichari, a woman of low caste who's life is an unending trail of suffering, loss and hardships. Yet, not only does she survive, she shows the resilience and strength to transform her life and does that by taking up the lowes ...more
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Jul 05, 2015 Bhaveen Sawlani rated it really liked it
Mahasweta Devi's style of writing is simple and powerful. Her work as an activist with the Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes of India informs her writing and her stories are as shocking as they are well written, a fantastic resource for someone wanting to understand the lives of the marginalised of our society.
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I read the play based on Rudali loved it.
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Mahasweta Devi was 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.

She joined the Rabindranath Tagore-founded Vishvabharati University in Santinik
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