Kusumabale

Paperback | March 18, 2015

byDevanoora Mahadeva

not yet rated|write a review
Midnight- when stone and water melt- at the village entrance, the guardian-lamp spirits meet, they talk, exchange notes, share joys, share sorrows. Devanoora Mahadeva leads us to a world of spirits ruled by a strong sense of justice. As we listen in, their conversation introduces four generations of a family: Akkamahadevamma; her son Yaada; his son Somappa; and the main protagonist, Somappa's daughter, Kusuma. In this intricately woven cosmos,death casts its shadow. Following the different voices around, we come face to face with the harsh realities of Dalit life.Steered by the nuances of folk tale and oral tradition, this extraordinary account of feudal oppression presents a rare blend of poetry and prose. A modern classic, when it first appeared in 1988, Kusumabale marked a turning point in modern Kannada literature.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.50

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Midnight- when stone and water melt- at the village entrance, the guardian-lamp spirits meet, they talk, exchange notes, share joys, share sorrows. Devanoora Mahadeva leads us to a world of spirits ruled by a strong sense of justice. As we listen in, their conversation introduces four generations of a family: Akkamahadevamma; her son Y...

Devanoora Mahadeva is one of the most important writers of contemporary Kannada literature. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Kusumabale in 1990. Susan Daniel is a freelance translator. This is her first full-length translation.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pagesPublished:March 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199457018

ISBN - 13:9780199457014

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Kusumabale

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Author's NoteTranslator's NoteVivek Shanbhag: IntroductionKusumabaleAbout the Author and the Translator