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Indian Women Novelists in English: Art and Vision

Indian Women Novelists in English: Art and Vision
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FOREWORD


Women’s intense quest for identity and freedom figures large in the variegated essays in this anthology. From the chronologically first acclaimed to the later acclaimed literary women artists of the story telling art, independence from fetters imposed by society and self make an impact.

It is rather significant that women writers of the subcontinent, some in diaspora, feature totally in this anthology. The angst of separation, dual themes of alienation and self-discovery, cultural and geographical standpoints and building up of identity, questions of patriarchy’s domination and feminist ideology – all the trauma and overcoming of the trauma are contained in the essays of renowned women writers Indian or of Indian descent.

Shri Dipak Giri’s initiative in finding out this anthology of select critical essays by scholars (thankfully unfettered by rank or age as scholars really should be!) is a welcome addition to a growing rank of critical writings on known and still quite unknown arenas of literature and literati.

The eternal interlinking of society, language and literature, in defining human experience, has found voices, variegated, in each and every essay here. In this anthology, that deals primarily with the nuances of life and their treatment by women, the novelists’ and the woman’s ‘gaze’ coincide in a powerful manner.

Shri Giri has rendered a timely and remarkable service as an academician in compiling these essays on women of letters and their influence on the present ambience in Indo-Anglican literature today.

Soma Banerjee
Professor
Department of English
Rabindra Bharati University

West Bengal

CONTENTS

            Foreword
            Introduction
1.      Representing Gender Identity and Patriarchy in Anita Desai’s Novel Fasting, Feasting –Dr. Shachi Sood  & Yasmeena Jan
2.      From Resistance to Reconciliation in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence -Dr. S. Mahalakshmi
3.      An Eco-critical Re-reading of Sarah Joseph’s The Vigil (Oorukaval) -Chithra Mohan
4.      Meena Alexanders Manhattan Music and Nampally Road: A Discourse in Feminine Proximity -Dr. T. Sasikanth Reddy
5.      Arise, Awake and Stop Not Till the Goal is Achieved: A Reading of Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe -Anmona Bora
6.      Postcolonial Diasporic Dilemmas Depicted in Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai -Achyut Tilavat
7.      From Alienation to Self Realization: Highlighting the Theme of Identity Crisis in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake -Samiksha Sharma
8.      Cultural Alienation and Loss of Identity in Jumpa Lahiri’s Novel The Namesake -Naseer ud-din Sofi
9.      Terribly Victimised Gender of Kashmir Conflict: A Women-centric Perspective of Nayeema Mahjoor’s Novel Lost in Terror -Mohd Nageen Rather
10.  Githa Hariharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night: A Study of Women’s Quest for Freedom -Mohd Ishaq Bhat
11.  The Subterranean Ridges of Sibling Relationship in Chitra Banerjee Divyakaruni’s Novels -Arunita Samaddar
12.  From Self-alienation to Self- discovery: A Woman’s Journey in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence – Dr. Vishali Sharma
13.  Enquiring the Disputed History: Reading Qurratulain Hyder’s River of Fire through Lenses of Time and Definitive Courses of Indian Subcontinent -Suchitra Singh
14.  Idea of Feminism and Untouchability: A Close Study of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things -Santanu Panda
15.  The Perpetual Dilemma of a Transplanted Woman: A Study of Jhumpa Lahiri’s  The Namesake -Jayasree Jayagopal
16.  Unfolding Existentialism in the Works of Jhumpa Lahiri -Ragini Kapoor
17.  Cross-bordered Narratives: Sense of Alienation in Selected Novels of Anita Desai -Ankita Jha
18.  Reviewing the Writings of Anita Desai -Dr. Joydeep Pal
19.  Unveiling the Myth of Independence in Mahasweta Devi’s Douloti, the Bountiful, The Hunt and Mother of 1084 -Indrani Choudhuri
20.  Can the Centre Hold? - A Depiction of the Broken Relationships in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things -Saurabh Debnath
21.  Reconstructing the Social Position of Woman as Human: A Study of Manju Kapur’s Select Novels -Tinku Das
22.  Queer Relationships in the novels of Shobhaa De: A Comparative Study between Strange Obsession and Starry Nights -Rabindra Sutradhar
23.  Cultural Hegemony in Rita Garg's An Abbreviated Child: An Marxist Overview - Dr. Pinki Arora
24.  Idealizing Consummate Heterosexual Love against Romantic Lesbian Love through Various Forms of Love Relationship: A Study of Rita Garg’s Precursor of Love from the Perspective of Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love -Dipak Giri



NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS

1.      Dr. Shachi Sood is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (J&K).

2.      Yasmeena Jan is a Research Scholar, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, J&K.

3.      Dr. S. Mahalakshmi is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Arulmigu Palaniandaver College of Arts and Culture, Palani, Tamil Nadu

4.      Chithra Mohan is an Assistant Professor, Department of English,                                                                                         HHMSPBNSS College for Women, Neeramankara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
5.      Dr. T. Sasikanth Reddy is a Lecturer in English, S.C.N.R. Govt. Degree College, Proddatur Town, YSR Dist., Andhra Pradesh.

6.      Anmona Bora is a Vice Principal, JB College (Autonomous), Jorhat, Assam. She was formerly Head and Associate Professor in the same college.

7.      Achyut Tilavat is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Diu Government College, Diu, Gujarat. He was formerly a Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, S.M.T. Dhamsaniya Commerce College, Rajkot, Gujarat.

8.      Samiksha Sharma is a Research Scholar, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, J&K.

9.      Naseer ud-din Sofi is a Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of English literature and Society, Jaipur National University, Rajasthan.

10.  Mohd Nageen Rather is an Assistant Professor (Contract) , Department of English, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora, Kashmir

11.  Mohd Ishaq Bhat is a Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of English, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, J & K.

12.  Arunita Samaddar is currently a part of the prestigious residential fellowship programme called Young India Fellowship. Prior to this she was an M.Phil. Research Scholar at Jadavpur University, West Bengal.

13.  Dr. Vishali Sharma is a Ph.D. Awardee, Department of English, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K.

14.  Suchitra Singh is a Post Graduate Student, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (Main Campus), Dwarka Sector 16-C, New Delhi.

15.  Santanu Panda is a Post Graduate Student, Department of English, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal.


16.  Jayasree Jayagopal is a Postgraduate, Department of English, Little Flower College Guruvayur, Kerala. She was formerly a Guest Lecturer, Little Flower College, Guruvayur, Kerala.

17.  Ragini Kapoor is a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Delhi University, New Delhi.

18.  Ankita Jha works at Nibedita English Medium School, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.


19.  Dr. Joydeep Pal is an Approved Part Time Lecturer, Department of History, Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

20.  Indrani Choudhuri is a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of English, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (W.B.).


21.  Saurabh Debnath is an Assistant Teacher, Pundibari Ramgopal Lakhotia High School, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He is an Academic Counsellor, Netaji Subhash Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

22.  Tinku Das is an Assistant Teacher, Uttar Khapaidanga High School, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He is an Academic Counsellor, Netaji Subhash Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.


23.  Rabindra Sutradhar is an Assistant Teacher, Khirerkote High School (H.S.), Alipurduar, West Bengal.

24.  Dr.Pinki Arora is presently Chairperson, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Georgia State University, Atlanta, United States along with the member of the F Scott Fitzgerald Society, Minneapolis, United States.

25.  Dipak Giri is an Assistant Teacher, Katamari High School (H.S.), Cooch Behar, West Bengal and a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal. Besides he is an Academic Counsellor, Netaji Subhas Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.