When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

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Written by Meena Kandasamy

9789386228307 | HB | pp. 249 | 2017 | Juggernaut

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.

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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.

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Author:

Meena Kandasamy

ISBN:

9789386228307

Publisher:

Juggernaut

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

249

Year of Publication:

2017

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activists. SHe has published two collections of poetry, Touch and Ms. Militancy, and the critically acclaimed novel The Gypsy Goddess

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