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Growing Up As A Woman Writer
Growing Up As A Woman Writer

Growing Up As A Woman Writer

by Jasbir Jain

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Language

English

Publisher

Sahitya Akademi

ISBN

9788126025473 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 528

Binding

Hardcover

Jasbir Jain

Author: Jasbir Jain
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 528
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126025473

Description

The present volume brings to the reader the works of women writers in India across languages, regions, religions, socioeconomic structures, caste hierarchies and genres. In its wide-ranging presentation of creative writing, it also works across generations.

A product of the proceedings of two seminars on women writers orgainised by the Sahitya Akademi, the volume brings together debates on definition of women’s writing and feminism, personal narratives and recollection, poetry and short stories that reflect different hues of life. The insights the writers provide convey the Indian reality with all its immediacy and in this lies the strength of these writings.

Writing, as it moves from the oral to the written text, simultaneously represents a sense of freedom, a discovery of the self and reaching out to the other. The critical essays go on to interrogate literary canons, modes of representation, aesthetics, feminist positions and the question of readership. Ranging from the personal to the political, from the lyrical to the hardcore intellectual voice, the volume conveys the vibrancy of the writing of women in India today. Under the cover, we have here, the making of a new literary tradition.

Contents

Preface

Introduction

WOMEN WRITING IN INDIA
Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Women Writing in India at the Turn of the Century

Krishna Sobti
Discovering Hashmat

GROWING UP AS A WOMAN WRITER
Sarah Aboobacker
Growing Up as a Woman Writer

Abburi Chaya Devi
Provoked into Writing

Mridula Garg
My World, My Writing

Mallika Amar Sheikh
The Meaning of One’s Being

Padma Sachdev
Being a Writer

Jeelani bano
How did a Woman Get Hold of a Pen?

Rajee Seth
From Being to Becoming

Pratibha Ray
Sky is Not the Limit

Indira Goswami
My Journey as a Writer

Meena Kakodkar
Grandmother’s Storeroom

Neelum Saran Gour
Grandfather, Are You Listening?


III
DIFFERENT FRAMES
Chitra Mudgal
The Ball

Himanshi Shelat
Tonight

Esther David
Nanki Chirai

Sivashankari
Septic

Neelum Saran Gour
Under the Bodhi Tree

Sarah Aboobacker
The Birth

Alka Saraogi
‘Yeh rehguzar Na Hot’: Were It Not For This

Shashi Deshpande
‘Hear Me, Sanjay...’

Abburi Chaya devi
That’s Culture

Surjit Sarna
The distance tolahore

Indira goswami
The Journey

Meena Kakodkar
Release from Bondage

Volga
Confluence

Vijaya Rajadhyaksha
Just One Night

Joya Mitra
Sprout of Darkness

Bama
Annachi


IV
SONGS OF THE BIRD OF FIRE
Joya Mitra
The Songs of the Bird of Fire
To My Sister

Lakshmi Khannan
Ask for the Moon

Mandarapu Hymavathy
Beware of...
The Penthouse

J. Bhagyalakshmi
The Giver
Ring Master
Frames

Ranjita Nayak
Discovery
Blue Bird

Anamika
A Swayamwar of Crows
The Door
Women
All By Herself

Anupama Basumatary
Through a Rain-Soaked Night
Moored to a Silvery Night
The Laboratory

Prabhjot
Stones of Kuneitra
Shakuntala and Dushyant
Doomed

Savithri Rajeevan
She
The Mirror

Sanskritirani Desai
As Soon as I Finish Writing a Poem
Our Sky
Keeps Beating the Drum
Metamorphosis

Mamta Sagar
Talking About Dharma / Adharma
Rain
Dreams
The Besheet

Shards Krishna
Bread and Poetry

Padma Schdev
Time Saves Me

Sunita Jain
Water
Generation


V
HISTORIES, POSITIONS, REDEFINITIONS
Neerja Mattoo
Transforming Gaze:
Some Kashmiri Women Poets

B. DChandrika
In Search of Infinity: parallel Strands in
Women’s Fiction in Malayalam

Mridual Garg
Women as Society in Literature

Jasbir Jain
From Exxperience to Aesthetics:
The Dialectics of Language and representation

Prabha Ganorkar
A Language of My own:
Language, Self and Representation

Lipispuspa Nayak
The Feminist Interrogation: Three Oriya Texts

Lakshmi Kannan
The Rangoli Woma

Priya Sarukkai Chabria
The Centrality of Wander

C. Vijayasree
Bodily Issues: Reflection on Women’s
Poetry in Telugu

Tutun Mukherjee
Writing ‘Age’: Senility and Gender

Rathi Menon
Malayalam Women’s Writing in the 20th Century

Neerja Mattoo
Turn of the Century Women’s Writing in Kashmir

Rachel Bari
Dalit Reminist Experiences: Subversion of the
High Theory of Feminism

Jancy James
Empowering Vengeful...

Dhanwan Kaur
Sukhwant Kaur Mann:
Preserving Cultural Memory Through Fiction

Jasbir Jain
Feminist Writing and the Question of Readership


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