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"Chouboli & Other Stories, Vol I (Katha Books)"

By: "Detha, Vijaydan"

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Fordham University Press:

Seller ID: 9780823234011

ISBN: 0823234010

Condition: very good


The rollicking, folk-based tales of Rajasthani writer Vijaydan Detha have been winning awards in India since the 1970s. Only recently, however, have they been available in English translation.Detha has a gift for selecting the most provocative tales he hears from his fellow villagers and re-creating them in a literary form as engaging and daring as his oral sources. In one tale a ghost uses his powers to change a woman's sex so that she can stay married to the woman she loves. In another-re-created in film by Mani Kaul in the early 1970s as Duvidha and more recently by Bollywood director Amol ... View more info

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"Chouboli & Other Stories, Vol II (Katha Books)"

By: "Detha, Vijaydan"

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Fordham University Press:

Seller ID: 9780823234042

ISBN: 0823234045

Condition: very good


The rollicking, folk-based tales of Rajasthani writer Vijaydan Detha have been winning awards in India since the 1970s. Only recently, however, have they been available in English translation.Detha has a gift for selecting the most provocative tales he hears from his fellow villagers and re-creating them in a literary form as engaging and daring as his oral sources. In one tale a ghost uses his powers to change a woman's sex so that she can stay married to the woman she loves. In another-re-created in film by Mani Kaul in the early 1970s as Duvidha and more recently by Bollywood director Amol ... View more info