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The Women Question in the Contemporary Indian Women Writings in English

Indu Swami (Editor)

The present anthology is a pioneering attempt to explore "The Woman Question" raised by Contemporary Indian English Women Writers including novelists, dramatists and poets who have enriched the realm of letters. It includes more than twenty critical essays on the myriad aspects of the woman question by eminent scholars from India and abroad. The writers that have been focused are: Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Kamala Das, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nayantara Sahgal, Githa Hariharan, Gita Mehta, Bharati Mukherjee, Manju Kapur, Arundhati Roy, Shobha De, Kiran Desai, Dina Mehta, Anita Nair, Suniti Namjoshi, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Manjula Padmnabhan, Mallika Sarbhai, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hosain, Mamang Dai, Indira Goswami, and Temsula Ao. There are references to many other writers as well in the process of discussion.

The anthology would surely serve as a valuable source book for those who are working for women's cause, policymakers as well as for the writers, scholars, teachers, academicians and readers who want to be fully acquainted with the works of Contemporary Indian Women Writings in English. It will undoubtedly help them sharpen their critical understanding with its ample food for thought.

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About the author

Indu Swami

Dr. Indu Swami, born and brought up at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, has obtained her Ph.D. in English from University of Bikaner, India. She has also to her credit CTE and DCE from IGNOU, New Delhi. She has contributed over 15 peer reviewed research papers in reputed international/ national Journals, 5 book chapters and more than 25 popular articles in national periodicals.

Dr. Swami has also authored a book entitled The Woman Question in the Selected Novels of Nayantara Sahgal, Manju Kapur and Arundhati Roy. She has participated in more than 10 international conferences and presented research papers. Her area of interest includes Feminist Literature, Indian Writting in English. Modern Fiction, and Criticism etc. She is an active member of various academic bodies/professional societies for promotion of Contemporary Literature in English.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Women Question in the Contemporary Indian Women Writings in English
Author Indu Swami
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788176256087
length xii+371p., Illustrations; 23cm.