for 'The Story I See'


 1.  Lihaaf (the Quilt) by Ismat Chughtai, written in 1942.

Chughtai is one of the most well-known Urdu writers. Lihaaf explores feudalism,  gender and sexuality the context of pre-Independent India.  She was taken to court and face an ‘obscenity trial’ over this short story.


 2.  Draupadi by Mahasweta Devi, written in 1981 (translated and with an introduction by Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak).

In this short story, the author explores resistance and subversion by the subaltern, through the story of Dopdi, a tribal woman who faces police and state brutality.


Academic Articles:

  1. ‘Under Western Eyes’ Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles, by Chandra Talpade Mohanty (2003).
  2. Can the Subaltern Speak? by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1988)



  1. Interview with Chandra Talpade Mohanty


  1. Interview with Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak