Paraja by Gopinath Mohanty -Book Review

Paraja

The novel explores the life of the Paraja tribe in the Koraput District in Orissa.  It deals with the exploitation of the tribal and their land at the hands of the moneylenders and the people in power.  The ruthless system of oppression destroys and completely ruins many tribal peasants.

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The Binding Vine by Shashi Deshpande

The Binding Vine by Shashi Deshpande has the epigraph “ What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here?” These lines taken from the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte give us a glimpse into the lives of Urmi the narrator of The Binding Vine and the rest of the women characters who are bound to a life and society, which conforms a woman to certain roles.

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