Free Shipping Worldwide | Members get 10% extra.


Close

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping Rates

Bagchee.com can ship to virtually any address in the world. Please check on this page for more information on costs and delivery times. Interested in free shipping? Learn about our FREE Shipping .

Shipping Method Delivery Estimate First Item Charge Each Aditional Item
Free! Standard 6-16 Days Free for order above $30 Free for order above $30
Standard 6-16 Days $ 7.00 $ 5.00
Trackable Expedited 4-6 Days $ 12.00 $ 8.00
Trackable Express 2-3 Days $ 30.00 $ 25.00
Close

When my order will arrive?

It really depends on the item -- you can see the relevant info on its page. You'll get a email when your item has been shipped.

Bagchee.com can ship to virtually any address in the world. Once your order has been shipped, we offer the following times for delivery in business days (Mon-Fri):

Australia and New Zealand 7-12 business days
Middle East and Gulf 7-12 business days
Singapore & Hong Kong 7-10 business days
United Kingdom 7-10 business days
Europe 7-12 business days
USA and Canada 7-15 business days
South America 7-18 business days
All other countries 7-15 business days

The Stepchild: Angaliyat

Authors (s): Joseph Macwan (Author)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0195666240
Pages: xxxii+240p., 23cm.
Pub. date: 01.01.2004, 1st ed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB15246
List price: US $ 15,00
Bagchee price: US $ 13,50
You save: (10.00%)
Member price: US $ 12,15 info

Overview for The Stepchild: Angaliyat

The Stepchild is a cornerstone of Gujarati literature, the first Dalit novel set in rural Gujarat of the 1930s, which draws attention to its own aesthetics and political ideology. Rich in local idioms and expressions, the novel vividly explores the ethos, fears and aspirations of the Vankar community through the characters of Valji, Methi, Teeharam, and Bhavaankaka. Angaliyat in Gujarati, is a child whose mother leads him by the hand to his stepfather's house. This is metaphorically the social position of the Vankars, a Dalit community. Significant from several points of view, the novel provides a view of 'history from below'. Caught in external and internal forms of subjugation, the community of weavers, the Vankars, is subject to oppression from the more powerful upper castes, the Patels. Through the use of powerful dialogue, the author illustrates the subtlety and complexity of the major Dalit characters, and elevates them. But they are ultimately defeated by the dominant castes in the story. The novel critiques systems of internal colonization that exist within the Hindu caste system, which is far more difficult to fight than the British colonization of the land. Angaliyat represents the recently emerged genre of the Dalit novel. Today, Dalits are both asserting their identity and challenging a society that had earlier excluded them, by writing about their lives themselves. This translation is aimed at students and general readers interested in regional Indian literature and anyone who is trying to understand South Asian society.
Write your own review
  • There are no reviews yet. Be the first to write one