Postcolonial Feminism In A Golden Age

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Postcolonial feminism provides a quintessential analysis of women in the east, particularity those in South East Asia. It tries to show the differences that lie between the women of east and west. Tahmima Anam’s A Golden Age carries many aspects of postcolonial feminism. The women of the said novel are sometimes subjugated by male oppression, which can be characterized an enforcement of imperialist ideas. It not only shows their subjugation but also their empowerment. How the women of a war torn country leads their extraordinary life and even thrive in their respective situations. The women of the novel face multitude of troubles but find a way to overcome the troubles, which makes me to analyze it through postcolonial feminist theory. Postcolonial feminist criticism looks at the unique position of women in the east. It clearly distinguishes itself from the western or “Eurocentric” feminism. Tahmima Anam’s A Golden Age looks at this perception of women as the female characters of the novel overcome the multitude of obstacles that is a result of colonialism and various other social norms or tradition. The premise of this paper is to analyze and understand the role of women in Bangladesh during the liberation war period and investigate the roles played by the protagonist of the novel, Rehana, and other women using postcolonial feminist theory. Therefore, main agenda is to see the various female characters of the novel in action, bearing in mind the cultural, social and

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