Toru Dutt

Standard Name: Dutt, Toru
Birth Name: Toru Dutt
Indexed Name: Tarulata Datta
The writings of TD (who was born in Bengal, India, where her family originated) reveal the powerful influences both of Bengali culture and of a British colonial education. Writing for only a brief period during the late nineteenth century (she died tragically young), she nevertheless produced two volumes of poetry and translations in English, two novels (one in French, the other in English, incomplete), and several critical essays.
Black and white photograph of Toru Dutt, 1921. She stands holding a chair back in front of what looks like a wooden dresser, turned to her right but looking straight at the camera. She wears a heavy ruffled gown; her hair is parted in the middle and pulled back.
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Intertextuality and Influence Flora Annie Steel
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