Ed. by Sunita Sinha M.A.; Ph.D. in English, Associate Professor in English in Women’s College, Samastipur, L.N. Mithila University, Bihar
The present anthology, Indian Women Writing in English: A Feminist Study is a comprehensive literary study of Indian ﬁ ction in English produced by Indian women writers. Each essay engages with signiﬁ cant questions relating to the society and the status of women in India’s literature and history. The book brings together 19 essays which prioritize focus and the scope of literary discussion on a whole new range of women's experiences and predicament. It will undoubtedly prove valuable to the students, researchers, and scholars of English literature.
Contents • Introduction • Contributors • The Metaphor of Silence in the Novels of Anita Desai • Narrativizing the Feminine Margins in the Masculine Centre-Space of Indian Ethos • Gendered Space and Diasporic Identity • The Split-Self and Self-Assertion in Kamala Das’s Poetry • Anita Desai in Search of Alternative • A Comparative Study between Kamala Das and Taslima Nasrin in the Light of ‘Feminism and Se x’ • The Dark Holds No Terrors • Assaulting the Darkness • Exploring Man-Woman Relationship in the Novels of Anita Desai and Bharati Mukherjee • Reinvesting the Self • Feminist Slants in the Short Stories of Shashi Deshpande, Anita Desai and Jhumpa Lahiri • Goddesses and Mythological Female Figures in Mahasweta Devi’s Statue • Integrity or Deceit • The Narrative Voices and Female History in Ashapurna Devi’s Subarnalata • Kamala Das’s Poetry: Issues of Intertextuality and Feminisms • A Study of Male Chauvinism in Anita Desai’s In Custody • Feminist Slants in Shashi Deshpande’s Fiction • Self-portrait and Self-narrative of Meerabai and Joan of Arc • The Act of Defiance in Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No Terrors and Roots and Shadows • Index