Gender, Space and Creative Imagination: The Poetics and Politics of Women’s Writing in India
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Professor of English, DCR University of Science and Technology
This book is about contemporary women’s writing in India and its experiential, ideological, and representational topography. It offers a nuanced critique of the gender-space dialectics that underline and often engage the attention of women writers in this country. By critically examining select works of Krishna Sobti, Mahasweta Devi, Kamal Desai, Ambai, and Githa Hariharan, this book puts in perspective the vibrant heterogeneity of their creative corpus and its attendant concerns. It reads afresh these narratives as empowering aesthetic and discursive endeavours that consciously remap woman’s gendered reality, helps to unravel Indian women writing’s aesthetics of creation, critique and conditioning, and puts into perspective its activist shift from re-presentation to self presentation.
‘The book is certainly commendable in its broad scope and the depth of some of its literary analysis…’
Trina Nileena Banerjee, The Book Review