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Book review: ‘The Caged Mynah’: The Autobiography of Chandra Kiran Sonrexa (1920-2009)

Abstract:

The last two decades have witnessed a particular upsurge in women’s autobiographical writing in Hindi.1 One of the most outstanding works in this series is Piñjareki-maina-, ‘The Caged Mynah’, by Chandra Kiran Sonrexa (1920- 2009)2. Just as the majority of Chandra Kiran Sonrexa’s short stories, her autobiography presents an individual life deeply embedded in the network of society, especially of the family. Finished at the age of 87, two years before her death, the author did not have bonds o...

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Reviewed (other)

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Visva-Bharati University Publisher's website
Journal:
Visva-Bharati Quarterly Journal website
Publication date:
2017-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-12-02
Source identifiers:
853457
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pubs:853457
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uuid:10b577ea-9001-48a3-8488-8bfc8dda913f
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pubs:853457
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2018-05-22

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