Indian societies gave priorities to the worth of male experiences. In those days, women used to write about a woman's perception and experiences within the enclosed domestic arena. On the other hand, male authors used to deal with heavy themes. Thus, it was assumed that their work would get more priority and acceptance in the society. During the 18th century, these factors led towards the decline of Indian women writing.
The portrayal and role depicted in the literature helped women in the long run to gain acceptance and equality in society. The literary contributions made and for women continue to be a springboard for women to gain equality to men. Finally, the accomplishment of these women writers who struggled to publish their fragile poems and stories could spread a template for other women around the word on how they can actually voice out their thoughts and help improve their own rights. Thus, women will continue to gain equality and recognition, and this success will also continuously impact the
They were forced to depend economically on the men. They were expected to do only the household works and raised the children. In this way “their status declined, and they became more vulnerable to the interests and machinations of men” (Medicine and Jacobs 130). Literature plays an important role to show the image of women in the society. Native American literature represents the native women, their voices and their experiences.
In order to understand this representation of women, one must first know the history and general themes prevalent in the Bollywood film industry, as well as the role of women in traditional Indian culture, and how both the traditional and unconventional Indian women are portrayed in films. Talking specifically about movies that centred on women, most early Indian films in the pre-independence era explored traditional culture, folk culture and mythology. These would employ foreign actresses because Indian women were hesitant to expose themselves to the camera. Though women were ubiquitous in popular cinema, they were inevitably denied depth or dimension. This could be attributed to the fact that the audience was pre dominantly male and so were the filmmakers and technicians.
Basham whose book, The Wonder That Was India (1951) was an early attempt at extending the parameters of Indian historiography. His book surveyed the different facets of ancient Indian culture without the prejudices that marked earlier European works. By the 1980s, there was another spur in Indian history writing that were influenced by the earlier nationalist historians. This genre of history is often referred to as communal history as it overplays myths and legends, while censuring all critical studies of the Brahmanical social structure and even support the caste system laid out in the manusmriti. The communal writers are heavily influenced by Hindutva ideologies and heavily criticise eminent historians that adhere to objective standards of historiography.
Maybe the author might not intend to, but the readers engulfed with the male-centered mindset might omit the position of women. It is worth demystifying the thought that women should only be visible to men. They have a fundamental role to play in the pieces of literature that we interact with and the society as a whole. Just as pointed out in this study, the society cannot succeed without the input of women, even if they are not seen in the forefront. Even though it would appear that Hildeburh did not succeed in the role she was intended to perform, the way she manages herself in the whole process is of great significance.
They are willing to make their own decisions, expressing their decision-making and ready to face the consequences of their choices, actions and decisions. A feminist literature doesn’t only illustrate women in relationship, but discusses the stereotypes designed by society towards women, especially in the Arab world. My thesis will mainly analyze the stories; “the Answer is No” and “the Picture” by how they embrace the feminist literature and which story represent more positive representation of women by discussing each women protagonist. A noble prize winner in Literature; Naguib Mahfouz wrote “The Answer is No”. The story begin with a beautiful teacher with severe past experience as she struggles with the culture’s norms and tradition.
Recent writers depict both the diversity of women and the diversity within each other. Rather than limiting the lines of women to one idel. The novel emerging in the twenty first century furnish example of a whole range of attitudes the imposition of traditions, some offering an analysis of the family structure and the caste system as the key element of patriarchal society. A number of Indian women Novelist made their debut in the 1990s, producing novels which reveals the true status of Indian society and its treatment of women, these writers were born after independence, and their writings do not have colonial associations for them. Their work is marked by an impressive feel for the language, and an authentic presentation of contemporary India, with all the regional variations.
During the nineteenth century the influence of feminist movement has made profound impact on the status of the woman. Eventually women have begun stepping out of the traditional boundaries. This new phase of society considers woman the director and moulder of the society. Women have realised that their foremost duty is not merely to please and obey men, but also to lead a life of dignity and equality. The patriarchal fabric of the society has started thinning out.
Literature has seen the roles of women developing through ages, however, as of not long ago, a large portion of the published writers were men and the depiction of women in writing, was without question, one-sided. A considerable measure of it must be faulted for the way that in the antiquated world, proficiency was entirely constrained, and the larger part of the individuals who could compose were males. Women have constantly assumed a part in writing, particularly writing for youngsters. Writing mirrors society and societal esteems. It likewise upholds these qualities.