The Impermanence of Lies: Stories of Jyotirmoyee Devi
Women's Writing in Translation

The Impermanence of Lies: Stories of Jyotirmoyee Devi

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This first-ever collection of Jyotirmoyee Devi’s short stories in an English translation from the original Bengali spans forty years of the author’s career. Her interests ranged from the feudal world of the princely state of Jaipur, to East Bengal at the time of Partition, to the urban world of our cities. The stories reflect her concern with many issues painfully relevant even today: how traditional cultures try to cope with change and how individuals navigate their way between the old and the new, the causes of female infanticide, women caught in the crossfire of communalism and the commodification of women in various ways. Humane yet unsentimental, sometimes quite stark, the author is extraordinarily modern in tone and style. Her vision shows us a host of characters, often caught between the past and the future, the home and the world outside.

Published by: StreePublication Date: February, 1998
Translated from:Stories of Jyotirmoyee Devi (Bengali)
ISBN Code:81-85604-21-5