GAY­A­TRI CHAKRA­VORTY SPI­VAK BOOKS

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Padma De­sai’s Break­ing Out: An In­dian Woman’s Amer­i­can Jour­ney is a sober yet deeply felt ac­count of a bril­liant mo­fussil girl born in the 1930s, who be­comes a suc­cess­ful Sovi­etol­o­gist at a pres­ti­gious US univer­sity. We have come to ex­pect a cul­tur­al­ist nar­cis­sism out of such books, but this has no trace of it. It shines with re­lent­less hon­esty.

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