Widows of Vidarbha

Making of Shadows

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9780199484676

Publication date:

22/01/2018

Hardback

284 pages

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Publication date:

22/01/2018

Hardback

284 pages

Kota Neelima

Widows of Vidarbha tells the story of 16 farm widows who have been invisible to the state, the community, and even their families, and talks of their lost dreams, their diminished worldviews, and their helpless surrender to the conveniences of patriarchy. These narratives throw light on the dark and desperate corners of their invisible world, one that reflects the state of farm widows across the country.

Rights:  World Rights

Kota Neelima

Description

Vidarbha—the parched heartland of central India—has become the foremost site of farmer suicides in the country. These suicides are the most striking indictment of the neglect of agriculture by the state. But the story of the farmers’ distress does not end with their death—it lives on in the experience of their widows who struggle to survive in the shadows.
Widows of Vidarbha tells the story of 16 such widows who have been invisible to the state, the community, and even their families, and talks of their lost dreams, their diminished worldviews, and their helpless surrender to the conveniences of patriarchy. These narratives throw light on the dark and desperate corners of their invisible world, one that reflects the state of farm widows across the country.

About the Author
Kota Neelima
is a political author and has been a journalist for over 22 years. She holds a Master’s degree in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and was Senior Research Fellow, South Asia Studies at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA. She is a former political editor for The Sunday Guardian and writes on farmer suicides, rural women, and electoral reforms in India. Her bestselling books include Shoes of the Dead, Death of a Moneylender, and The Honest Season. Neelima lives in New Delhi.

Kota Neelima

Table of contents


List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction

Section I: Yavatmal
1. Hope and Other Temporary Things
2. The Absence of Everything
3. The Happy Ever After
4. Death amid Doubt and Denial
5. How to Count the Dead
6. The Life and Death of a Sentiment
7. The Harvest of Time
8. A Home of Death and Memories
9. A Museum of the Possible
Section II: Amravati
10. Once Upon a Time a Farmer
11. Those that Money Can’t Buy
12. Death at the Wishing Well
13. The Immortality of Memory
14. A Farmer Standing Still
15. The Rules of Dreaming
16. Of Death and Second Chances
17. The Dependent World of a Widow
18. Her Place under the Sun
Conclusion
Appendix 1: Yavatmal
Appendix 2: Amravati
Index
About the Author

Kota Neelima

Kota Neelima

Kota Neelima

Description

Vidarbha—the parched heartland of central India—has become the foremost site of farmer suicides in the country. These suicides are the most striking indictment of the neglect of agriculture by the state. But the story of the farmers’ distress does not end with their death—it lives on in the experience of their widows who struggle to survive in the shadows.
Widows of Vidarbha tells the story of 16 such widows who have been invisible to the state, the community, and even their families, and talks of their lost dreams, their diminished worldviews, and their helpless surrender to the conveniences of patriarchy. These narratives throw light on the dark and desperate corners of their invisible world, one that reflects the state of farm widows across the country.

About the Author
Kota Neelima
is a political author and has been a journalist for over 22 years. She holds a Master’s degree in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and was Senior Research Fellow, South Asia Studies at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA. She is a former political editor for The Sunday Guardian and writes on farmer suicides, rural women, and electoral reforms in India. Her bestselling books include Shoes of the Dead, Death of a Moneylender, and The Honest Season. Neelima lives in New Delhi.

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Table of contents


List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction

Section I: Yavatmal
1. Hope and Other Temporary Things
2. The Absence of Everything
3. The Happy Ever After
4. Death amid Doubt and Denial
5. How to Count the Dead
6. The Life and Death of a Sentiment
7. The Harvest of Time
8. A Home of Death and Memories
9. A Museum of the Possible
Section II: Amravati
10. Once Upon a Time a Farmer
11. Those that Money Can’t Buy
12. Death at the Wishing Well
13. The Immortality of Memory
14. A Farmer Standing Still
15. The Rules of Dreaming
16. Of Death and Second Chances
17. The Dependent World of a Widow
18. Her Place under the Sun
Conclusion
Appendix 1: Yavatmal
Appendix 2: Amravati
Index
About the Author

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