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Contemporary fiction : an anthology of female writer /

DK Number:DK-187536
ISBN: 8176258350
Title: Contemporary fiction : an anthology of female writer /
Author: edited by Vandana Pathak, Urmila Dabir, Shubha Mishra.
Edition: 1st ed.
Imprint: New Delhi : Sarup & Sons,
Physical Desc.: xvii, 268 p. ; 23 cm.
Year: 2008
Price: USD 26.75
Nature Of Scope: Contributed articles.
Subject Strings: Indic fiction (English)--Women authors--History and criticism.
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This anthology of twenty-three essays presents a multi-disciplinary critique of novels of contemporary women writers of South Asia. It analyses various issues concerning socio-cultural dimensions of patriarchy, religious confrontation and identity, sexual diversity, transculturalism, immigrant and Diasporic sensibilities, socio-psycho-politico-historical representations, economic ramifications and globalisation, and female quest for identity. The female writers whose novels have been studied in the book include Neelum Saran Gour, Kamla Das, Jhumpa Lahiri, Monica Ali, Rama Mehta, Shashi Deshpande, Bharati Mukherjee, Bapsi Sidhwa, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Manju Kapur, Namita Gokhale, Githa Hariharan, Anita Nair, Kiran Desai, Gita Mehta, Shobha De, Anita Desai and Kamila Shamsie.

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1Narratives Strategies and the Invisible in Neelam Saran Gour Sikandar Chowk Park: Reconstructing Identities and Religious ConfrontationLudmila Volha1
2From the Sandal Trees to Facing the Mirror: AHistorical overview of Sme Sex Love in IndiaAna Garcia Arroyo15
3Literature Still Matters The Namesake Woman Reads WomanPrem Srivastav28
4The Celebration of Acculturation in Monica ali's Brick LaneLeela Kanal48
5A Socio cultural Feminist Critique of Inside the Haveli within the Frame of the MarginalVaishali Naik58
6Reason and Rebellion in Feminism Shashi Deshpande and Bharati MukherjeeSupriya Saharabuddhe69
7Dimensionality of History and Politics in Bapsi Sidhwa's Ice Candy ManP D Nimsarkar78
8Shashi Deshpande's The Binding Vine An Ecocritical PerspectiveAmol Padwad91
9Mistress of Her Choice Conflict and Resolution in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Arranged MarriageMalti Panga103
10Redndenzvous with Manju Kapur111
11Changing Faces of Women in Manju Kapur's HmeNutan Chotai127
12Writing on the Wall: A Critique of Namia Gokhale's shakutalaJyoti patil135
13Enigma of Cultural Interface: A Study of Diasporic Experiences in Jhumpa Lahiri's The NamesakeJyoti Patil143
14Githa Hariharan's The Thousand Faces of Night A Silent Quest for IdentityShirish More156
15Marriage as Misalliance: A Reading of Anita Nair's MistressSujata More164
16Reclamation of Inheritance: Biju's Homecoming in Kiran Desai's The Inheritence of LossNarendra Khandait172
17Such a Long Journey: The Quest for Identity in Gita Mehta's RajRenu Daleta181
18De-Analysis of Marital RelationshipsPriya Wanjari191
19Resolution of Akhila's Dilemma in Ladies CoupeVarsh Karmarkar205
20Evolution of New Female Identity in Namita GokhaleVandana Bhagdikar215
21Mother Daughter Relationships in Fasting Feasting and Difficult DanughterUsha Kurjekar225
22On Structures of Dyadic Mother Daughter RelationshipsVandana Pathak237
23Echoes of Realism in Manju Kapur's Difficult DaughterShubha Mishra250
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