Mahasweta Devi was a revolutionary in the sense that her writings are bold “ The Hunt” immortalizes the struggle for survival of tribal women in particular and . The case of Mary’s identity as a reversal of gender roles in Devi Mahasweta’s This article develops a literary analysis of Devi Mahasweta’s The Hunt from the. Term 2 Week 1: Mahasweta Devi, “The Hunt”, “Draupadi” and “Douloti the Bountiful” The Hunt 1. Is it symbolic that it is a woman born of an Australian man and.

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Mary in “The Hunt” by Mahasweta Devi

Her name is Mary. She is harassed and stalked by a male logging contractor named Tehsildar who earlier came to her village to buy logging rights. He grows lustful of her. She resists his bunt advances.


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In an act of self-preservation later on, she turns predator hhunt murders him. In the beginning, Mary is a woman of strong physical abilities. She is also an astute businesswoman. She gets down at the station like a queen.

She sits at her own rightful place at the market. She is able-bodied, empowered with strength, intelligent, humorous, generous, outspoken, and respected.

She is also formidable with her words and machete, two weapons she clearly has. One persistent admirer she has is the logging contractor Tehsildar. Mary rebukes the sexual advances with the first weapon she has: He still continues to follow her around. She hatches a plan that day. She sets up a rendezvous with Tehsildar in the forest during the annual spring festival.

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According to tribal custom, gender roles are reversed once every twelve years. The women become the hunters while the men dress up like clowns. The men also drink and sing in a festive merrymaking.


This year is the twelfth year. She expectedly meets up with Tehsildar who yhe more than eager to tryst with her. She proceeds to hack him to death with her second weapon: Finally ebooks with soundtrack. Jessica in Red and the Town Goes Wild.