Critical Studies on Contemporary Indian English Women Writers
by K.V. Dominic
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Contents: Preface. 1. Locale as an extension of the self: a study of Anitha Desai's novels/Latha R. Nair. 2. The Dravidian aesthetics in Anita Desai: a feminist perspective/V. Ramesh. 3. "She had been alone: a moment of private triumph": alienation in Anita Desai's Fire on the Mountain/Sr. Sophy Pereppadan. 4. Language, literature and society--the paradoxical psyche of an archetypal Indian woman: Sita in Anita Desai's Where shall we go this summer?/V. Ramesh. 5. Human relationships and political upheaval in Kamala Markandaya's The golden honeycomb/Shishu Paul. 6. Kamala Markandaya's Indian women--the principles and the principals--a feministic elucidation/V. Ramesh. 7. Tracing a woman's poetic world without borders: comparative studies of world women poets in India and the west/Laksmisree Banerjee. 8. The inevitable metamorphosis: the cocoon breaks and 'Surayya' comes out of 'Kamala Das'/V. Alexander Raju. 9. Indian feminist author Sarojini Sahoo on female sexuality: an interview/Linda Lowen. 10. The changing voice of 'Rebati' remains the same: musings on feminism/Sarojini Sahoo. 11. The girl is mother: girl children in Shashi Deshpande's select novels/Vincent Aerathu. 12. Voice of the silenced: a reading of Shashi Deshpande's novels/Asha Susan Jacob. 13. Incoherent and loosened relationships: a reading of Shashi Deshpande's "Wingless Angels" and "Amputated Mothers" in her short stories/G. Baskaran. 14. Subaltern voices: who will speak for them? An exposition of The God of small Things/Premalatha Dinakarlal. 15. The God of Small Things : a Layman's study in psychology/K. Nirmala. 16. Perspectives on the "Mestiza" consciousness: Bharati Mukherjee's Desirable daughters/Eliza Joseph. 17. Representing immigration through the logic of transformation: Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine/Lata Mishra. 18. The depiction of the cultural elements of the Marar community in Jaishree Misra's Ancient Promises/Joji John Panicker. 19. Repression and retrieval: a study of the truncated lives of Indian women immigrants in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's short stories, "Clothes" and "The word love"/S. Vasigaran. 20. Interview with Rizio Yohannan Raj/Jaydeep Sarangi. 21. Conflicting positions in Jumpa Lahiri's The Namesake/Sandip Guha Roy and Joydeep Banerjee. 22. The politics of mothering: womanhood, identity and resistance in Jumpa Lahiri's fiction/Lata Mishra. 23. The intricate web of human relationships in Githa Hariharan's novel The Thousand Faces of Night/Avis Joseph. 24. "Caliban Paradigm" in The inheritance of loss: a post-colonial perspective/Chithra P.S. 25. The poetic self on a spiritual tour in Smita Tewari's Hourglass/Sudhir K. Arora. 26. Physical and psychological sufferings during the freedom struggle: a critical study of Chandramoni Narayanaswamy's novel : The Karans of Penang/P.C.K. Prem. 27. Writing a new script for woman: Charmayne D' Souza's A Spelling Guide to Woman/Sudhir K. Arora. Index.
"Prof. K.V. Dominic's book on contemporary Indian English women writers bears a distinct stamp from other books on this topic as it is mainly written by eminent professors-cum-writers, and edited very diligently, mostly applying the latest documentation style for literature--MLA style, 2009 edition. There are twenty-seven scholarly articles, including an interview, in this book, critically examining the different aspects and themes of the various works of established writers like, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, Kamala Das, Shashi Deshpande, Arundhati Roy, Bharati Mukherjee, Jaishree Misra, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Jhumpa Lahiri, Gita Hariharan, Kiran Desai and emerging writers like, Smita Tewari, Chandramoni Narayanaswamy, Sarojini Sahoo, and Charmayne D'Souza."
ISBN - 8176256315
Pages : 336