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The Awakening

Summary
Arjun is not a potter by birth. He is a low caste cobbler but he is determined to succeed in his chosen profession which deals with clay and straw instead of leather. Through Arjun’s struggle, the author explores caste and class discrimination that continues to plague society in contemporary India. The story unfolds against the backremove of the violence of the Naxal movement of the 1960s and ’70s that wiped out an entire generation of Bengal’s youth. Anita Agnihotri sensitively handles a difficult subject and interweaves these two struggles: the one of the idol maker and the other of the families of the young Naxalite revolutionaries whom the state destroyed.



Editor: Anita Agnihotri
Year: 2010
Price: Rs. 295
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Dimensions: 7.4 in x 4.9 in x 0.8 in
Publisher: Zubaan Books
Sales Restriction: Sale In India Only.
ISBN 13: 9788189884086

Category:
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