As Benjamin Franklin once so eloquently spoke, "either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." ("Not Be Forgotten"). One among many individuals to personify these words, Harriet Breecher Stowe believed from a young age that her actions and innate gift at writing could change the world. In her most famous novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin¸ her exposé of the brutality and immorality of slavery fed the currents of change that had already begun to rouse the country towards the Civil War. For Harriet Breecher Stowe, the radical message contained in Uncle Tom's Cabin, characterized by her religious and abolitionist beliefs, has marked her as one of America's most renowned authors and continues to impact the world today.
1. Who is Betsy DeVo? Betsy DeVo is a multi-billionaire born in 1958, and the secretary of education in the USA. She holds a Bachelor of Art degree from Calvin College. Betsy is a politician, philanthropist, and an activist on educational matters. She started politics in her college years .Her passion for education was triggered by her mother, who was a teacher, and also through her experience as a parent.
FEMINISM IN CANADA: Defining feminism exactly can be a challenging task but a broad understanding of it encircles the speaking, writing and thus advocating on behalf of women and by identifying injustice to females in the social status. Thus a new aspect has been explored these days in the 21st century which shows the feminism and its politics in detail with great intensity. Margaret Atwood’s novels examine these issues with the portrayal of her subjugated female characters in her novels. George Eliot also depicted women's misery and oppression in her renowned autobiographical novel Ruth Hall (1854).Moreover, an American journalist Fanny Fern revealed in public by writing her own struggle to support her children as a newspaper journalist after her husband's premature death. Louisa May Alcott, a staunch feminist, penned a strong feminist novel A Long Fatal Love Chase (1866) which deals with a young woman's attempts to run away from her bigamist husband and become independent.
Shauna Singh Baldwin (born 1962) is a Canadian- American novelist of Indian descent. She belongs to second generation of diasporic writers. Baldwin's creativity as a writer traversed the boundaries thus enriching the experience of readers of three countries - India, Canada and America. Shauna Singh Baldwin is familiar with Indian cultural myths and there effect on Indian psyche as a whole. Having tried her hand in novels and short stories and being successful, she has also written one feminist play We Are So Different Now (2009) published in 2011.
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
LALIT KUMAR PROFESSOR ANJANA SHARMA M.A ENGLISH 1st SEM DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH UNIVERSITY OF DELHI Women’s Movement: A world within Indian Nationalist Movement To locate the position of Indian women in the Indian National movement, it can be said that they acted as agents of struggle against the Colonial rule alongside with men, thereby creating a space for themselves in the nationalist political frame. This participation, struggle on behalf of the Indian women in the Indian national movement, which was fought for freedom and civil liberties, was an act towards seeking such liberties and freedom. It is this historical past which shaped women’s movement
Her novels are passionately woven on the thread of human nature and values; with a female oriented subject. Nair conveys her protagonists’ dilemmas with a freshness and charm that marks her story feminism. Anita Nair writes with great energy and creates amazing work. The theme of my paper is self-discovery and problems on “The Better Man” by Anita Nair. This paper is a critical study of the characters named Valsala and Anjana in Anita Nair’s “The Better Man”.
Postfeminism provides a theoretical space to conceptualize Sarah Joseph’s social activism footed on the feminist platform. In her novels feminism finds a broad based multiple application in order to address the demands of all marginalized and colonized cultures. Regional, ethnic, environmental and postcolonial feminisms get represented in Aalahayude Penmakkal, (The Daughters of Aalaha), Mattathi (The Other), Othappu (The Scent of the Other Side), Oorukaval (The Vigil), Aathi (Gift in Green) and Aalohari Aanandam (Each One’s Share of
In Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan she wrote about the legendary past of India. Toru Dutt expressed the Indian belief of the supremacy of Fate in Human life. The poetry of Toru Dutt is notable also for the feel of Indian life that it has been able to convey in a foreign language. Indo-Anglian literature has occupied an outstanding place not only in India but in European countries also. Toru Dutt was a remarkable Indo-Anglian Poetess who was like Keats.
Kamala Das was a women much ahead of her times because of the explicitness she used in her works .In this paper attempts will be made demonstrate how the writer through her works explores and brings to the forefront deplorable state of women in the Indian society. This will be analysed by highlighting various themes like Love, Identity Crisis ,dichotomy between Self and the Other, tone of Confessional Mode, Autobiographical elements and the Bluntness with which she progresses in her work. Keywords :,MaleChauvinism,Hierarchy,Frankness Kamala Das is considered amongst the distinguished Indian writers who wrote variety of works and gained fame chiefly from her subjective collections of poems and explicit autobiography. Her collection of