Alice Walker's The Color Purple
Critical Perspectives

Edited by Devaleena Das


This critical anthology attempts a searching analysis and revaluation of issues emerging in Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple. Ranging from the biographical to the history of African-American narrative traditions, feminist and postmodernist interventions, and the cinematic adaptation of the novel, this collection offers a revisioning of Alice Walker as a woman artist, her philosophy of life, and her role as a spiritual seeker. The collection extends the critical trajectory of feminism towards intersectionality, multiculturalism, and internationalism by bringing in contributions from scholars based in the USA and in India.

Currently an Associate Lecturer in the Women and Gender Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison working on her book Female Body: The Cartography of Desire and Transnational Feminism, Devaleena Das is Assistant Professor of English at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. Her other works include Critical Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (Atlantic Press,2014), Claiming Space: Australian Women's Writing (Forthcoming, USA, 2016) Fallen Women in the East (Forthcoming, USA, 2016) and various articles published in peer reviewed leading journals. She works in the field of transnational feminism, and has delivered lectures and made presentations at various universities in India and in the USA.


Chandrani Biswas, Panchali Mukherjee, Devaleena Das, Saroj Bala, Ketaki Datta, Shahila Zafar, Gargi Talapatra, Mukul Sengupta, Kendra Bryant, Joe Varghese Yeldho, N. Kavidha and V. Sathivel
ISBN 978-93-82178-10-1             2016      176 pages      Rs. 600 (hb)