A Rebel and her Cause The Life and Work of Rashid Jahan

  • A Rebel and her Cause The Life and Work of Rashid Jahan
  • Year: 2015
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Authr : Rakhshanda Jalil

Publisher : OXFORD 

Year : 2015

Pages : 324

Binding : Hard Cover 


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, and a crusading member of the Communist Party of India (CPI), Rashid Jahan was radical in a way that defied all expectations-from her social class, her comrades, her peers, and colleagues. In a remarkably perceptive, 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 counterpointing 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.


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