Motherhood in Mahasweta Devi’s Breast-Giver

Prabal J. Roddannavar



What makes Mahasweta Devi different from her contemporary writers is her writing style and her commitment towards the oppressed class to bring their unheard voices to the mainstream society. She has the credit of catching the scholars’ attention towards her works since feminism aspects are largely seen in her works. The present paper is about a typical struggling woman from Indian society, who despite her sacrifice of whole life deserves not a dignified funeral by her family or the people whom she believed in.

Key Words: Breast, Marxism, Division of labour, Mother


Breast, Marxism, Division of labour, Mother

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