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Author Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, Baṅkimacandra, 1838-1894.

Title Debī Chaudhurāṇī, or, The wife who came home / Bankimchandra Chatterji ; translated with an introduction and critical apparatus by Julius J. Lipner
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages) : maps
Contents Abbreviations; Introduction; Debi Chaudhurani, or The Wife Who Came Home; Dedication, Epigraphs, Notice; Part I: Chapters 1-16; Part II: Chapters 1-12; Part III: Chapters 1-14; Critical Apparatus; Dedication, Epigraphs, Notice; Part I: Chapters 1-16; Part II: Chapters 1-12; Part III: Chapters 1-14; Appendices; Appendix A: Earlier Version of Part I, Chapters 9-17; Appendix B: Earlier Version of Part II, Chapters 1-12; Select Bibliography; Index to the Introduction and Critical Apparatus; Index to Debi Chaudhurani (Including Variants)
Summary This is the second in a trilogy of works by the famed Bengali novelist Bankimcandra Chatterji (1838-1894), and the second to be translated by Julius Lipner. The first, Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhood was published by OUP in 2005. Bankim Chatterji was perhaps the foremost novelist and intellectual mediating western ideas to India in the latter half of the 19th century. Debi Chaudhurani is a didactic work that champions a particular interpretation of Hindu dharma and wifely duties reflective of the late 19th-century Calcutta context in which it was written. But the story is also compelling
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-270) and indexes
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Subject Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, Baṅkimacandra, 1838-1894. Debī Caudhurāṇī
Brahman women -- India -- Fiction.
Brigands and robbers -- India -- Fiction.
Married women -- India -- Fiction.
India -- Social conditions -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Action and adventure fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Lipner, Julius.
ISBN 0199738246 (electronic bk.)
9780199738243 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Debī Caudhurāṇī. English
Debī Chaudhurāṇī
Wife who came home