A well-known name in multi-cultural fiction, Jhumpa Lahiri is based in Newyork City. She began her literary career with the publication of 'Interpreter of Maladies' (1999), a collection of short stories. Nilanjana Sudeshna (her real name) was born in London on July11, 1967 but brought up in South Kingstown, Rhode Island as in 1969, the family, moved to America where her father Amar K. Lahiri worked as a librarian at the University of Rhode Island. Her mother, Tapati Lahiri, who holds an M.A. in Bengali, was a school teacher.
Regina’s efforts have failed as Alexandra matures and realizes that she must escape the Hubbards and her mother (Hellman Act 3). In conclusion, criticism can be applied to literary works through many schools of thought. Given, Lillian Hellman's personality her feminine ideals are expressed through her works. Her ideas were and are integral part of history for not only women, but society as a whole. In order to express her ideas more clearly and add to the plot Hellman uses literary devices such as
Stereotyping is a crucial tool towards human beings. People can be much attached to the idea of stereotypes, because they tend to gather and back up their stories from their own experiences. And people are all guilty for creating a single story, whether it’s on purpose or not. How would people see the world if there was no such thing as a “single story”? In her speech, “The Danger of a Single Story”, Chimamanda Ngozi Achidie, is a writer from Nigeria, and she defines herself as a storyteller.
Approaching the question of caste subjugation in Premchand’s stories Kafan and Sadgati and analyzing them with reference to dominant trends noticed in Dalit literature. Yashika Kant Undergraduate Scholar St Stephen’s College, Delhi University Delhi Abstract: The aim of the paper is to explore the question of caste subjugation in the stories Kafan and Sadgati. The Indian society has been ridden with the menace of caste oppression since centuries. Premchand has been one of the foremost writers to undertake social issues in his writings. The purpose of writing this paper is to explore how caste hierarchy and oppression has been depicted in the works of Premchand and to critically analyse whether his two stories Kafan and Sadgati fall within the genre of ‘Dalit literature’.
Mahasweta Devi is a contemporary tribal Indian Writer in English and a social activist who portrays the social issues in all her literary works. She is undoubtedly a savior for marginalized tribal women as she is not only portrayed their problems in her literary works but also is highlighted their feminist qualities. Among her women protagonists, Dopdi, a revolutionary character, is introduced asthe representation of Indian tribal women in the story Draupadi, which is one of the short stories(trilogy) ofBreast Stories. Dopdi Mehjen fights for the basic amenities of tribal people along with her husband. TheGovernmentproclaims them as Naxalites, andalso start their hunt for Dopdi under the team of Senanayak.
Bharti Mukherjee is an Indian born American writer. She raises her voice for the rights of migrated Indian women and highlights their sufferings faced in abroad. The main aim of presenting this paper is to depict the effect of displacement on Indian women and how much they feel alienated outside their native country. The picture that emerges from the study of the novel is not only those of women being alienated and depressed due to the circumstances but also those of women coming out as bold character to overcome the challenges those come in their lives. The present paper throws light on social and cultural issues through the mouth of protagonist who gets success in bringing about social and cultural change by presenting her condition in society.
Devi’s main focus remains on radical feminist realism. The present paper makes a textual analysis of Devi’s seminal work Rudali and explores how her aesthetics have played a determining role in personifying the idea of women empowerment in India. Keywords: Activism, Aesthetics, Post Colonial, Feminist realism, Empowerment Mahasweta Devi, a social activist was one of most distinguished Bengali writers of this century. She occupies a unique position among the important signatures of Indian literature of post colonial era. Born in Dhaka, British India in a rich Bengali family, Devi inherited artistic immensity from her artist father Manish Chandra Ghatak and social worker cum activist mother Dharitri Devi.
An essential theme of the novels of Bharati Mukherjee is racism as an important feature in oriental and occidental culture. The novels are the social analysis, where the socio-political condition of both east and west are considered as the chief subject. Bharati Mukherjee is a past winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Bharati Mukherjee rejects the concept of minimalism, the characters in all her works are aware of the cruelty and violence that surround them and are often victimized by various forms of social oppression, she generally draws them as survivors. Bharati Mukherjee is a Third World Feminist writer whose distraction is to deal with the issues related with the women of south Asian.
Her novels written in English speak about the role of women in deep rooted Indian culture. Sivasankari is a prominent writer in Tamil and activist presents how women stand as a bridge between generations in the tradition bound Indian society. Both Shashi Deshpande and Sivasankari depict the life style of people in Indian consanguineous family unit and how women stand with the apt adaptation skill to be the fittest of the survival. A comparative parallel study of their works would wide-open a new-fangled outlook in comprehending their works from sociological
Abstract : Indian writing in English has attained an independent status in the realm of Indian literature. Fictions by women writers constitute a major segment of the contemporary writing in Indian English. In the traditional post-colonial society, the question is of women’s emancipation and its women writers are more passionate and serious about it. Women’s effort to seek their independence and self-identity started a revolution all over the world. Anita Nair, is one such writer who portrays realistic female characters in her works.