The Gypsy Goddess by Meena KandasamyThe Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy

The Gypsy Goddess

byMeena Kandasamy

Paperback | April 1, 2016

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Tamil Nadu, 1968. Village landlords rule over a feudal system that forces peasants to break their backs in the fields or suffer beatings as punishment. In the misery of their daily lives it is little wonder that the Communist Party begins to gain traction, a small spark of defiance spreading from villager to villager. As communities across the region begin to take a stand against the landlords, the landlords vow to break them; Party organizers suffer grisly deaths and the flow of food into the market-places dries up. But it only serves to make the villagers' resistance burn more fiercely. Finally, the landlords descend on one village to set an example to the others.
Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch and Ms. Militancy. She holds a PhD in socio-linguistics from Anna University Chennai, has represented India at the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and was m...
Title:The Gypsy GoddessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.88 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:Atlantic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1782391800

ISBN - 13:9781782391807

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"Dazzling, maddening, often hilarious . . . Kandasamy's in-your-face narrative is unashamedly tricksy but handled with sublime confidence."  —Times