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New Woman in Indian Literature: From Covert to Overt

New Woman in Indian Literature: From Covert to Overt

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FOREWORD
The book New Woman in Indian Literature: From Covert to Overt, a collection of essays from authors from across the Indian nation state and edited by Mr. Dipak Giri, is a brave attempt at mapping representation of the Indian woman condition and the transitional nature of Indian society in Indian literature. Such representations in the narratives of writers as diverse as Manju Kapur, Mahasweta Devi, Kavery Nambisan, Shobha De, Chitra Divakurni, Ismat Chugtai, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Nair, Gita Hariharan, Shashi Deshpande, Bharati Mukherjee is fascinating to say the least. The only male writer who has found a place in this volume that, inscribes representation of new women of India is Mahesh Dattani. It is significant that Dattani espouses a queer position and is, therefore, more sensitive to the fluidity of gender boundaries. A few poets such as Kamala Das and Kishwar Naheed also make the cut.

The edited volume introduces some fairly dense and complex concepts, such as the ‘new woman’, ‘Indian literature’ and the ‘representational journey of such a new woman from a camouflaged to a more visible position in such literature’, as the frame argument. Such complex and interwoven concepts require more rigorous examination. While the essays are individually well written and well argued, and the national perspective achieved both in terms of author choice and choice of the essay writers, the book would have done better if it had spared more time and space to discuss these dense frame concepts.

The book New Woman in Indian Literature will serve the purpose of introducing gender issues to scholars and students alike and give them an opportunity to re-examine the figure of the new woman in India, as represented in contemporary Indian literature. I congratulate Mr. Dipak Giri for his efforts.

Nandini Bhattacharya
Prof and Head
Department of English and Culture Studies
The University of Burdwan
West Bengal

CONTENTS

            Foreword
            Introduction
1.      Assertive Nature of Modern Women as a Threat to Indian Traditional Practices: A Study of Select Women Protagonists of Manju Kapur -Prof. D. Amalraj
2.      Educational Empowerment of Anupama in Sudha Murty’s Mahashweta - Dr. Sindhu V. Jose
3.      The Life Lived for Oneself: A Reading of Kavery Nambisan’s Mango Coloured Fish
-Anmona Bora
4.      From Rejection to Reaction: Generalization of New Women in Shobha De’s Novel Socialite Evenings - Yasmeena Jan & Dr. Shachi Sood                                                                           
5.      The Magic of the Mistress and the Spices: New Woman in Divakaruni’s Mistress of Spices - Anila Chandran
6.      New Woman in Manju Kapur’s Home –Dr. Romina Rashid
7.      Language of Desire and Expression of Female Sexuality in the Stories of Ismat Chughtai -Dr. Prachi Priyanka
8.      From Women as Objects to Women as People- A Revisionist Study of Nayantara Sehgal’s Rich Like Us -Asma Zahoor
9.      From Physical Journey to the Journey into Female Consciousness: An Analysis of Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe -Shazia Qadri
10.  Exploring the Language of Women in The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy -Ragini Kapoor
11.  In Times of Siege: Githa Hariharan’s Vision for Modern Women in Her Portrayal of Women -Mohd Ishaq Bhat
12.  Breaking the Mute Mumbling Image of a Woman: A Study of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters and A Married Woman -Dr. Vishali Sharma
13.  The Platform Where We Are Standing Now: A Study of Qurratulain Hyder’s Sita Betrayed and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions -Ankita Dutta
14.  Patriarchal Misconception of Women: A Study of Kishwar Naheed’s Poem I Am Not That Woman -Meera S. Menon
15.  Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence: The Re-awakening of Women through the Discovery of Their True Identity -Rosu Jojo
16.  Emancipation of Womanhood through Vocation of New Man: A Study of Kamala Das’s Select Poems -Alik Jha
17.  Emergence of a “New Woman”, Building Their Own Niche, Rebelling against Being Man’s Shadow Self in Shobhaa De’s Socialite Evenings, Starry Nights and Second Thoughts -Indrani Choudhuri
18.  Defying the ‘Difficulties’: A Study of the ‘New Women’ in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters -Samar Sutradhar
19.  Women through the Eyes of Modern Women Writers -Priyabrata Dey Sarkar
20.  Sujata’s Shell Break from Apolitical to Political: A Study of Mahasweta Devi’s Mother of 1084 -Anindita Datta
21.  A  Study of Mahasweta Devi’s Bayen in the Light of Existentialism -Amrita Datta
22.  Discovering the Real Selves in Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe -Tinku Das
23.  From Covert to Overt: Emergence of New Woman in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence -Saurabh Debnath
24.  Deconstructing Stereotypical Construct of Womanhood: A Study of Exploring New Woman in Bharati Mukherjee’s Novel Miss New India -Shyamal kumar Saha
25.  Journey from Traditional Jasmine to Modern Individual Jane: A Close Study of Transformation of Woman in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine -Rabindra Sutradhar
26.  Redefining Feminine Identity through Subversion of Hegemonic Masculinity: A Study of Mahesh Dattani’s Bravely Fought the Queen -Dipak Giri

Notes on the Contributors

NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS

1.      D. Amalraj is a Retired Professor of English. He formerly worked as a Lecturer at C. Kandasamy Naidu College for Men at Chennai, a Selection Grade Lecturer in Kandasamy Kandar College at Paramathy Velur, Namakkal District and acted as the Head cum Research Supervisor in the Department of English at Vivekananda College of Arts and Sciences for Women at Elayampalayam in Tiruchengode, Namakkal District. Then on request, he had to work as a Part-time Professor in the Department of English at Bishop Appasamy College in Coimbatore.
  
2.      Dr. Sindhu V. Jose is a Head and Assistant Professor of English at Padmavani Arts and Science College for Women, Salem, Tamil Nadu.
3.      Anmona Bora is a Vice Principal, JB College (Autonomous), Jorhat, Assam.


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

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

6.      Anila Chandran is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, NSS College for Women, Neeramankara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

7.      Dr. Romina Rashid is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, J&K.

8.      Dr. Prachi Priyanka is an Assistant Professor, School of Languages & Culture, Sharda University, Greater Noida (U.P.).

9.      Asma Zahoor is a Research Scholar, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, J&K.

10.  Shazia Qadri is a Research Scholar, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, J&K.

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


12.  Mohd Ishaq Bhat is a Ph.D. Scholar, Department of English, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, J & K.
13.   Dr. Vishali Sharma is a Ph.D. Awardee, Department of English, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K.
14.  Ankita Dutta is a Ph.D. Scholar, Department of English, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
15.  Meera S. Menon is a Student of English Literature, PSGR Krishnammal College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
16.  Rosu Jojo is a Student of M.A. (English), St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala.
17.  Alik Jha is a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of English, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (W.B.).
18.  Indrani Choudhuri is a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of English, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (W.B.).
19.  Samar Sutradhar is an Assistant Teacher, Banarhat High School, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Formerly he served in the same post at Bairatiguri High School, Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. He is also a Guest Lecturer, Rabindra Bharati University (DDE), Sukanta Mahavidyalaya Study Centre, Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.
20.  Priyabrata Dey Sarkar is a Lecturer, Department of English, Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, Dhupguri, West Bengal.
21.  Anindita Datta is a Guest Lecturer, Department of English, Cooch Behar College, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.
22.  Amrita Datta is an Assistant Teacher in Mowamari Tattanath Vidyapith (H.S), Cooch Behar and a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of English, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (W.B.). She is an Academic Counsellor, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, NSOU, West Bengal. She was formerly Part Time Lecturer, Vivekananda College, Alipurduar and Academic Counsellor, A.B.N Seal College Study Centre, IGNOU, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.
23.  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.
24.  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.
25.   Shyamal kumar Saha is an Asst. Teacher, Mathurapur BSS High School, Malda, West Bengal and a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal.
26.  Rabindra Sutradhar is an Assistant Teacher, Khirerkote High School (H.S.), Alipurduar, West Bengal.
27.  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.