New PDF release: Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction: Gender,

By Ruvani Ranasinha

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ISBN-13: 9781137403056

This publication is the 1st comparative research of a brand new iteration of diasporic Anglophone South Asian girls novelists together with Kiran Desai, Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali, Kamila Shamsie and Jhumpa Lahiri from a feminist point of view. It charts the numerous adjustments those writers have produced in postcolonial and modern women’s fiction because the overdue Nineteen Nineties. Paying cautious realization to the authors’ distinctive subcontinental backgrounds of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – in addition to India - this examine destabilises the important position given to fiction taken with India. It broadens the widespread specialise in diasporic writers’ metropolitan contexts, illuminates how those transnational, female-authored literary texts problem nationwide assumptions and considers the ways that this new configuration of transnational, feminist writers produces a postcolonial feminist discourse, which differs from Anglo-American feminism.

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They problematise post-colonial paradigms of the self-defining nation by emphasising intermingled South Asian histories through their focus on the common suppressed histories of gendered violence. The chapter primarily compares Anam’s foundational narrative of Bangladesh’s violent birth in 1971, A Golden Age (2007), with Khan’s novel Noor (2003), a retrospective take on the legacies of 1971 secession, set in Pakistan, and her Five Queen’s Road (2008) about the 1947 partition of India. Challenging certain assumptions within AngloAmerican feminism that still frame ‘Third World women’, as victims as discussed previously, all the novels discussed in Chap.

Writing a generation after Hosain, Sidhwa and Devi, with more distance from the events of India’s partition, Shauna Singh Baldwin’s (b. 1962, India/USA/Canada) What the Body Remembers (1999) and Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters (1998) emphasise the creation of collective memory and the role of storytelling in reinforcing and shaping the sense of shared suffering. As we shall see, Anam and Khan recast this emphasis with their focus on how the aftermath of the more recent 1971 civil war remains embedded within the individual and collective psyche and colours the present and the relationship of women to historical memory.

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