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Maitreyi Pushpa

 
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India - South Asia
Genres Fiction, Novels, Short Stories, Memoir, Literary Journalist
Languages Hindi

An eminent writer in Hindi, born in 1945, Maitreyi Pushpa has nine novels and three short story collections to her credit. She also writes prolifically for newspapers on current issues concerning women, and adopts a questioning, daring and challenging stance in her writings. Best known are her Chak, Alma Kabutari, Jhoola Nat and an autobiographical novel Kasturi Kundal Base.

Her work gives expression to rural women’s experiences, and they relate to her simple language, see their lives through her novels and seek new perspectives through them. Her characters break through traditional identities, and yet are trapped in an invisible web of oppression. The honest and three-dimensional fleshing out of her characters, men and women, is the strength of her writing, which often reflects her own rebellion against the suppression inherent in “so-called progressive, educated, upper middle class, urban society.”


Awards
1. Premchand Saman
2. SAARC Literary Award (2001)
3. Sarojini Naidu Award
4. Sahityakar Samman


Bibliography
1. Chak
2. Alma Kabutari
3. Jhoota Nat
4. Kasturi Kundal Base
5. Basumathi ki Chithi
6. Faisala

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