Feminism and Contemporary Indian Women's Writing

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

byElizabeth Jackson

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This book is a comparative and developmental study of the expression of feminist concerns in the novels of Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Desai, and Shashi Deshpande, among the best known and most prolific Indian novelists writing in English, who have been self-consciously engaged with women's issues during the postcolonial era.

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This book is a comparative and developmental study of the expression of feminist concerns in the novels of Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Desai, and Shashi Deshpande, among the best known and most prolific Indian novelists writing in English, who have been self-consciously engaged with women's issues during the postcolonial...

ELIZABETH JACKSON is a sessional lecturer in Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, where she teaches courses on Victorian, colonial and postcolonial literatures. She has also taught at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she earned her PhD in 2007.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230236278

ISBN - 13:9780230236271

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Abbreviations * Introduction * Women, Cultural Identity, and Social Class * Marriage and Sexuality * Motherhood and Other Work * Women's Role in Maintaining and/or Resisting Patriarchy * Form and Narrative Strategy * Conclusion * References * Bibliography * Index