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Title Contemporary women's writing in India / edited by Varun Gulati and Mythili Anoop
Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 187 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: SECTION I DWELLING IN THE ARCHIVE: HISTORICAL REPRESENTATIONS -- 1. Herstory: Nayantara Sahgal's Prison and Chocolate Cake / Rachel Bari -- 2. Producing Nation: Gender and the Idea of India / Etienne Rassendren -- 3. Where is "Home"? A Study of Taslima Nasreen's Homecoming and Asif Currimbhoy's The Refugee / Anju Jagpal -- 4. Scar(r)ed Women: Reading Fictional Representations of Women Afflicted by Insurgent Conflict / Mukuta Borah -- 5. Caught in the Crossfire of History: Social Reality of Postcolonial India in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day / Narayan Jena -- SECTION II REFLECTIONS ON FEMINISM: CRITICAL DISCOURSES ON SELECT DOYENNES -- 6. Assertion of "Self": A Feminist Discourse in Manju Kapur's Difficult Daughters and A Married Woman / Sutapa Biswas -- 7. Deconstructing the Stereotypes: A Study of Jhumba Lahiri's "Unaccustomed Earth" and Ismat Chughtai's "The Quilt" / Gauri Mandapaka -- 8. Alienated Self: Ashima in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake / Poonam Pahuja -- 9. Between Silence and Scream: A Study of Violence Against Women in Manjula Padmanabhan's Lights Out / Anand Mahanand -- 10. Negotiating with Pluralities: Gender and Sexuality in Selected Novels of Shani Mootoo / Ashutosh Singh -- 11. Identity Crises in Namita Gokhale's Paro: Dreams of Passion / Meenakshi Saini -- SECTION III TRANSFERENCES: INTERROGATING WOMEN'S BODIES AND PSYCHES -- 12. Psychological Explorations: A Study of Anita Nair's Ladies Coupe / Prerna Jatav -- 13. Mahari Then and Now: Queering Performativity in Odissi / Paul Boyce -- 14. Feminism and the Gendered Body in Sarah Aboobackar's "Sahana": A Saga of Mute Agony / Shashikantha Koudur -- 15. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Palace of Illusions: An Ecriture Feminine / Sarannya V. Pillai
Summary Contemporary Women's Writing in India offers refreshing and comprehensive literary voices that address a broad range of issues in contemporary women's writing in India
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179) and index
Notes English
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Subject Indic literature (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Women and literature -- India
Feminism and literature -- India
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Feminism and literature
Indic literature (English) -- Women authors
Women and literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Gulati, Varun, editor
Anoop, Mythili, editor
LC no. 2021677667
ISBN 9781498502115