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The Resource When I hit you ; : or, a portrait of the writer as a young wife, Meena Kandasamy

When I hit you ; : or, a portrait of the writer as a young wife, Meena Kandasamy

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When I hit you ; : or, a portrait of the writer as a young wife
Title
When I hit you ;
Title remainder
or, a portrait of the writer as a young wife
Statement of responsibility
Meena Kandasamy
Title variation
Portrait of the writer as a young wife
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seduced by politics and poetry, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor and agrees to be his wife, but what for her is a contract of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of a kept woman, bullying her out of her life as an academic and writer in the process, she attempts to push back - a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape. Smart, fierce and courageous When I Hit You is a dissection of what love meant, means and will come to mean when trust is undermined by violence; a brilliant, throat-tightening feminist discourse on battered faces and bruised male egos; and a scathing portrait of traditional wedlock in modern India
Summary
Set in modern India, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor and agrees to be his wife. Based on the author’s own experience of marriage, soon the newly-wed experiences extreme violence at her husband’s hands and finds herself socially isolated. ... Yet hope keeps her alive. Writing becomes her salvation, a supreme act of defiance
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10660263
Cataloging source
YDX
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Kandasamy, Meena
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
India
Target audience
adult
Label
When I hit you ; : or, a portrait of the writer as a young wife, Meena Kandasamy
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059989752
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781786491268
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987904574
Label
When I hit you ; : or, a portrait of the writer as a young wife, Meena Kandasamy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059989752
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781786491268
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987904574

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