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The Dark Abode

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The novel is a collage presentation of an Asian female writer's novel and an American poet painter's sketches. Ed Baker contibuted 23 nude sketches to the 23 Chapters of the novel.

"The Dark Abode" is the English version of an Indian novel "GAMBHIRI GHARA" , written in Oriya an Indian language by eminent Indian Feminist writer Sarojini Sahoo .

The novel has been translated
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published 2008 by Indian AGE Communication
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Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
It is the first time I am reading an Oriya writer, and a woman, in translation. Of Indian women writers, I have savored Kamala Das, who hails from Kerala and wrote in Malayalam and English, Mahasweta Devi, who wrote in Bengali, Arundhati Roy, Anita Nair, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Meena Alexander.
But, Sarojini Sahoo’s versatility and contemporaneity surprises me. Her style is smooth as honey. Her interests are varied and her complex insights into the many layered world a 21st
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