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Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction: Gender, - download pdf or read online

By Ruvani Ranasinha

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 alterations those writers have produced in postcolonial and modern women’s fiction because the overdue Nineties. Paying cautious recognition to the authors’ specified subcontinental backgrounds of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – in addition to India - this examine destabilises the valuable position given to fiction excited about India. It broadens the accepted specialize 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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