ISBN 9788126916245,Studies In Women Writers In English

Studies In Women Writers In English



Atlantic Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788126916245

ISBN-10 8126916249


Number of Pages 300 Pages
Language (English)
The world body of literature in English, during the last few centuries, has been immensely enriched by women writers with their sharp perception and profound insight into hitherto unexplored areas of human experience on the one hand, and technical innovationsoften daring and always refreshingon the other. The twenty essays included in the present volume introduce us to a wide spectrum of writers and their specific historical-cultural contexts. Thus, we have discussion on eminent writers like Toni Morrison from black America as well as Margaret Atwood from Canada, who have made their unmistakable mark in their respective milieu as well as in the global arena today. In addition, we have diasporic and emigre writersrenowned and established authors of an earlier generation as well as younger writers of a more recent croplike Bharati Mukherjee, Nayantara Sahgal, Shobhaa De and Ruth Jhabvala on the one hand and Jhumpa Lahiri, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Kiran Desai on the other. As usual, Indian writers have attracted considerable critical attention, and a host of themfrom Toru Dutt to Kamala Markandya, Anita Desai to Kamala Das, Shashi Deshpande to Manju Kapur, and even a recent entrant like Sonia Faleirohave been taken up by the present writers from various interesting and relevant critical and theoretical perspectives. In addition to this, the volume includes a broad survey of Indian women poets in English and also an examination of feminism in the context of newly emerging social and ethical values vis-a-vis the woman. Since most of these authors are prescribed in the English syllabi in the universities of India, both the teachers and the students will find them extremely useful, and the general readers who are interested in literature in English and/or women writers will also find them intellectually stimulating