This quotation above emphasises the disregard and lack of respect that is shown towards women. Exploitation and use of women is common by certain characters such as David Lurie, the main protagonist and the three rapists who disturbingly rape Lucy. Throughout the novel there are many different incidents with important characters that justify this thesis statement. Females are portrayed by Coetzee as being weak and vulnerable people that are always in the shadow of superior men. However some female characters like Soraya the prostitute, eventually overrule their men counterparts and stand up for their own cause after periods of hardship and exploitation.
The position of Dalit women is as marginalized in Dalit literature as they are in their community. Education gives them the chance to narrate their voices of distress, and sorrows in their autobiographical writings. The contribution of Dalit women writers to Dalit Literature is significant and Sivagami is one among them who always focuses the plight of Dalit women
The Me in the Mirror was written by Connie pangarino, she was writer and activist. She struggled of her disability but she faced lot of problems at the primary stage. Basically she was disabled but she struggled for her identity in the society because the problem of her gender .So my paper going to examines how the gender was problematic in her life in the society .As a woman she suffered with the gender problems and another one is the disability. The miserable problems in her life she encounter due to her gender and disability. Throughout her autobiography, she expressed t the male dominant society in which the women are struggling of their identity.
This comprehensive characterization popularized by the media and mainstream fragments of the movement rears problematic queries. Mostly women, belonging to lower class suffers more and do not gain anything from the society as they are repetitively reminded of their fragile position in society.The representation and characterization of women in the novel show how patriarchy was instituted and fabricated in the 20th-century Latin American society.The depiction of women characters in the novel not only renders their internalisation and illustrates to what extent they were subjugated but it also characterises their insurrection and fighting against the oppressive
Within the Dalit movement, women have been ignored. Caste, class, and gender need to be looked at together. Dalit women have contributed to this discourse... Women's labor is already undervalued; when she is a Dalit, it is nil... The atrocities are also much more vulgar. Other activists echo the notion that women are hit the hardest in everyday life and during caste clashes.
This paper is an attempt to study on the marginalization, discrimination, oppression, and humiliation that are faced by Dalit women in Sangati by Bama. Moreover, it concentrates on how they create an identity of their own by overcoming all the hurdles they are facing. As they are the victims of triple oppression, the intensity of torture they are suffering is unimaginable. The whole study is structured on the framework of Dalit Feminism to substantiate the view that Dalit women can stand up their own, shedding all the negative images that a casteist society has imposed upon them and can rise up out of all the oppressions and violence. Keywords- Dalit women, oppression, caste, identity, patriarchy.
This paper analyses in detail the lifestyles and everyday affairs of dalit women who reclaim their uniqueness laughing at and ridiculing society’s cruelties. Though anger, shame, sorrow and helplessness have become inseparable from their lives, their spirit is indomitable. The events narrated in Sangati stand witness to the fact that centuries of suffering have only made the dalit women strong. Bama’s characters do not want sympathy. They want recognition.
And the misfortune of being a ‘woman’ doubly increases when she happens to be a dalit too. Thanks to the deeply embedded caste system in India, that the ‘untouchables’ have been subjected to brutal oppression and inhuman conditions in our society for ages. Once designated as “broken men”, dalits are now conscious of their ‘being’ and are coming to the fore to challenge and interrogate the hegemony of upper castes and classes. This has clearly been reflected in the recent emergence of Dalit Literature, which is a part of the Dalit Liberation Movement (Kumar 116). The objective of this paper is to examine some of the autobiographies of dalit women, peep into their lives and hear their voices from within.
The story Kafan, by Munshi Premchand, is a classic social-realistic tale of downtrodden victimhood. It satirizes rituals and indifference of dalits who feel so much oppressed and dejected that they think their wretched miserable life is not going to change for better in future. In Kafan, Premchand has adopted a different technique and presents the theme in a different way, different from other novels and short stories. He takes for granted the miserable plight of the masses groaning under oppression, poverty, ill-health and injustice. He presumes that people know all about such sufferings and have been made aware of that through the writing of social reformers and writers.
An Investigation of Battle for Survival in Mahasweta Devi's Rudali Presentation Mahasweta Devi was an Indian Bengali fiction author and a social dissident. Rudali is one of her most commended works. In the greater part of her works, Mahasweta Devi has attempted to handle and address the turbulances of rank, sex and class in the notable setting of the Brahmanic position patriarchy. Indeed, even in the wake of expecting a word related class status, the "rudalis" change themselves into a gendered position, particularly a low standing of 'prostitutes'. This could be recognized as focal strain or inconsistency in the social practices of Mahasweta's fiction and her account praxis.