Mary Louisa Cappelli, JD, PhD
Independent Scholar, former Lecturer Emerson College.
Article DOI: 10.21659/bp.v1n3.s108
Mahasweta Devi’s literary sexual reportage in Breast Stories documents how women’s tortured bodies become the historical battleground of deeper socio-economic and political issues, their reproductive systems a discursive site for the examination of insurrection, resistance, and decolonization. In this analysis, I probe the socio-economic and cultural signification and commercialization of the breast in order to examine how women often employ them in their bare life struggles to combat poverty and starvation.
Key words: Mahasweta Devi, adivasis, survival politics, reproductive justice, breasts