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The Wise Woman and Other Stories The Best of Mannu Bhandari

Paperback
Rs 630
Genre:Literature
Language : English
Published: May 15, 2021
Paperback
Origin:India
ISBN13:9788186939864
ISBN10:8186939865
Pages:260
Dimensions:2.17 x 3.35 x 0.79 inches
Weight:370 g

About the Book

Mannu bhandari’s genius lies not in elevating women to heroines or superior beings; rather, she forces us to acknowledge that flawed, confused, and self-centered women are as worthy of agency and respect. She wrote among literary giants who were mostly men, but carved a singular space for herself with her unflinching gaze at the hypocrisy of a society that claims to venerate women yet balks at giving them the keys to their shackles. These 18 stories are representative of her wonderful insights into the inner life of women – her characters span the spectrum from rural to urban, illiterate to educated, homemakers to career professionals. Through all the stories runs a vein of gentle mockery – The inimitable Mannu bhandari style.