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Barsa

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Language Malayalam
Contributor(s) Khadija Mumthas
Binding Paperback
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The latter half of the 20th century saw remarkable changes in literature. One of the prominent aspects of this era is the emergence of women writers and their realistic literature focusing the issue of women. Even in Malayalam literature this trend was followed by writers like Khadija Mumthas who reflected the world of Muslim women in her book 'Barsa.' This book Sabida, an educated Muslim women and her struggles in life. Sabida in her life finds herself caught in between orthodox traditions and liberal modern world. This book won was widely read and was even appreciated by critics for the realistic portrayal of Muslim women. This book also won many awards including the Kerala Sahitya Akadami and K. V. Surendranath Literary Award. Due to the huge popularity, this novel is translated in many languages.

Sabida with her husband is living in the country of Saudi Arabia. She is doctor and practices medical science in this country. However, during her stay in Saudi Arabia for six years, she realizes the contradicting condition of Muslim women and the exploitation they go throw. She is frustrated by the women are treated and asks many questions. Her thoughts and questions forces the reader introspect and think. The novel is a powerful literary material that focuses on some sensitive issues of society. The book is above any feminist writing.

Khadija Mumthas completed her MBBS from Calicut Medical College and was a professor of in Gynaecology and obstetrics in the same college. However, she is more popular as a writer and her books have received many awards. She is considered as one of the finest writers of the modern Malayalam literature. She is the recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akadami Award and the Cherukad Award. Some of her best books include Doctor Daivamalla, Athuram, Sargam, Samooham and Balyathil Ninnu Irangi Vanna Oral.

This edition of the book is available in paperback binding for online shoppers. It has an ISBN 10 number of 8126417250 and ISBN 13 number of 978-8126417254.
Product Details
Language Malayalam
Publication Date January 1, 2009
Publisher DC Books
Contributor(s) Khadija Mumthas
Binding Paperback
Edition 4TH
Page Count 190
ISBN 10 8126417250
ISBN 13 9788126417254
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 250 grams
Product Dimensions 8 cm x 1 cm x 12 cm
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