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When I Hit You or a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
 
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Author : Meena Kandasamy
Publisher : Juggernaut
ISBN# : 9789386228307
Price :INR 499
Offer Price:INR 444
 
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Book Description

 Seduced by politics, poetry and an enduring dream of building a better world together, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor. Moving with him to a rain-washed coastal town, she swiftly learns that what for her is a bond of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealized version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer in the process, she attempts to push back – a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape. At once the chronicle of an abusive marriage and a celebration of the invincible power of art, When I Hit You is a smart, fierce and courageous take on traditional wedlock in modern India.

 
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