The first critic was Nicola Watson, who argued about the origins, composition and reception. In addition Nicola explained the influence on the subsequent development of the girls and the feminist. The publication of Little Women in 1868 arguably inaugurated a founding myth of American girlhood, ensured the success of the transatlantic phenomenon of fiction for girl and contributed importantly to the genre of family story. The novel 's classic status may have served as much to conceal as revealing its originality in canon of children 's and adult literature alike. Critical reception of Little Women has tended to hinge on what value is accorded to the end novel.
Interestingly, Alison Bechdel uses this novel to recount her experience of events that helped to shape her personal identity, which resulted in a transformation of the way she sees herself. In the end, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a wonderful narrative that shows its readers, the complexity of personal identity, and how things like sexual orientation, love, the values of society, and politics can all play a part in the shaping of one’s character. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic uses various concepts in order to show its readers the search Alison Bechdel embarks upon in order to discover who she is. According to an article found in the journal Developmental Psychology, “knowing who one is may be one of the most fundamental components of being human” (Galliher et al. 2011).
Dr.AlamgirHashmi introduced the term ‘Pakistani Literature in English’ in his ‘Preface’ to his pioneering book Pakistani Literature The Contemporary English Writers. Bapsi Sidhwa is Pakistani’s leading disporic writer.She has produced five novels in Englishthat reflect her personal experience of the Indian subcontinent’s Partition, abuse against women, immigration to the US, and membership in the Parsi community. Sidhwa was born on August 11, 1938 in Karachi.She was educated at home until the age of 15. She received BA from Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore. At nineteen, Sidhwa got married.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a famous Indian American author whose works mainly focus on the experiences of the South-Asian immigrants, and their related problems of adoption and adaption. She writes for adults as well as children and her fiction covers a wide spectrum of different genres like fantasy, realistic fiction, magical realism, and historical fiction. Divakaruni’s first notable attempt in the field of literature was a collection of stories Arranged Marriage (1995), which won an American Book award and many other prestigious awards. This collection of stories established Divakaruni’s literary reputation. Her major novels include The Mistress of Spices (1997), Sister of My Heart (1999), Queen of Dreams (2004), The Palace of Illusions (2008), and Oleander Girl (2013).
In such situations, the emotional idealism and practical realities are also very often at variants such as the novels of Anita Desai. The inner most psyche of her protagonist is revealed to us through their interactions with those who are emotionally related to them on the basis of kinship. Anita Desai is another luminary of this brilliant group of women novelists in the firmament of Indian fiction in English. She is gifted with a sensibility with her aesthetic goals. Though not admittedly feminist, Anita Desai is aware of a predicament of Indian women writers.
Pipher introduces She hopes writers join her “rescue team” by sharing their life stories that can connect and stimulate readers to change people around the world. Her main goal with this book is to help capable writers with large hearts, translate passion and
17/PELA/034 Self-assertion of Drupadi in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel The Palace of Illusions The famous work The Palace of Illusions is a revision, of the holy epic the Mahabharata which has always fascinated the people of our country as well as the universe. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni with her ingenuity and imagination has once again attempted to make her audience re-live in the era of the Mahabharata. Divakaruni through her story depicts the inner-mind of Panchali, born into a traditional society, intended to change the face of time and the whole era. She, in detail, explains the birth of Draupadi, who was born out of fire, accompanied by the heavenly spirits announcing how the child would change the course of history, and would both embrace and resist it. Divkaruni has shown profoundly how Drupadi is haunted by loneliness and unhappiness because she is less loved by her father, the king Dhupad.
Having a typical Bildungsroman- development of the character through the initial years of the youthful protagonist, Dangarembwa’s penetrating analysis of gender and identity in the traditional Shona patriarchy and her bold endeavors in uncovering the ruthless social strata makes her novel a feminist enterprise. Gender inequality and search for deprived identity is the foremost concern of Dangarembwa in the novel. If probed deeper, one can find Dangarembwa’s deep concerns for association with post- colonial politics, representation of feminist consciousness and female ambivalence towards sexuality. Tambu was born a girl and that it is a fundamental and self-evident disadvantage for her, because in the
Omprakash Valmiki(30 June 1950 – 17 November 2013)was also a dalit writer and known for his autobiography Joothan: A Dalit’s Life. Valmiki was born in Barla village in Muzzafarnagar district of UP. Joothan: A Dalit 's Life by Omprakash Valmiki was first published in Hindi in 1997 and translated into English by ArunPrabha Mukherjee in 2003. Joothan refers to the
For instance, her poetry is written at a time when the world became a witness to many waves of feminism . Therefore ,it can be safely assumed that postcolonial writings of India could have been influenced by ideas of feminism which developed around the world. Moreover, her usage of the confessional style also adds to her writings a sense of conscious awakening about ones rights. This is visible in her poem “My Grandmother’s House” where she reminiscences her childhood days and the love she received from her grandmother. The poem also is significant as she is reminded of the true love she once was fortunate to get from her grandmother.