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Mountain Echoes: Reminiscences of Kumaoni Women

Mountain Echoes: Reminiscences of Kumaoni Women
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Item Code: IDG814
Author: NAMITA GOKHALE
Publisher: Lotus Collection, Roli Books
Language: English
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 8174360417
Pages: 134
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.7" X 5.6"
About the Book

As India celebrate 50 years of Independence Roli books decided to focus on works of historical and contemporary relevance on themes that have hitherto remained neglected. These micro studies would not be confined to the scholarly community. Mountain Ecohas is an evocative recollection of life in the kumaon hills, through the eyes of four talented and highly individualistic women, all in or approaching their eighties. Witness to the transitions and paradigm shifts of the century, their testimony affirm the strength and vitality of Kumaoni culture and its tradition. This is a fascinating document of change and continuity, recounted with wit, humour and honesty.

About the Author

Namita Gokhale, nee Pant, is herself a Kumaoni by birth. Born in Lucknow in 1956, she spent her early childhood in Naintal. Her first novel, Paro, dreams of Passion, was published in 1984, Gods, Graves and Grandmother was published 1994, and A Himalayan Love Story in 1996. Namita Gokhale contributes regularly to several newspaper and magazines with focus on women's issues and current literary criticism.

CONTENTS

Introduction 9
Kumaon 15
Shivani 29
Tara Pande 57
Jeeya 83
Shakuntala Pande 117

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