This book presents the recent trends in
contemporary women's writing in English. It
throws light on the contemporary Indian
women novelists who articulate the various
experiential realities of Indian women in
diverse circumstances. The creative world that
these novelists portray tells a lot about the
changes that have come in the women over
the ages. From mere articulation to raising a
voice and thus to finally disrupting the
normative codes, women writers have tried
their hands in embracing an overall view of
women’s life and experiences. The articles
present in this volume represent how women’s
writing has emerged as a distinctive genre and
how it forms a new kind of female identity.
These essays explore the dialectics of void and
fullness and the multiplicity of voices and deep
silences which mark the ambiguity and
complexity of the lives of women. The present
anthology is thus an exploration and validation
of such ontological positions.
Nizara Hazarika is an Associate Professor
of English at Sonapur College, Assam. She has
a PhD in ‘Colonial Assam and Women’s Writing’.
She is involved in Teachers Training
for Higher Secondary Teachers of Assam. She
is a member of the Syllabus Expert Committee of Higher Secondary Courses in Assam. She
has presented her Research Paper both in India
and Abroad. She has published widely in books
and journals. Her paper “Decolonization of Knowledge and Emergence of the New
Humanities” has been accepted by Routledge
for its forthcoming anthology Transcending Disciplinary Decadence.
K.M. Johnson is Associate Professor in the
Post Graduate Department of English at
Sacred Heart College, Cochin, Kerala. He has
published widely on National and International
Journals including Routledge editions.
Currently he is doing a project on the topic
“From Humanism to Posthumanism: The
Shifting Contours of an Epistemic Shift”.
Gunjana Dey is a Gold Medalist from Tezpur
University. She has the experience of working
as an editor in reputed publishing houses like
Rupa and Company and Penguin before she
decided to come back to the academics.
She is pursuing her PhD on the short fictions of
Alice Munroe. She is currently working as an
Assistant Professor in the Department of
English in Guwahati College, Assam.
Contributors :Archana Bhattacharjee, Bini Saji, Chandana John, Gunjuna Dey, Jasbir Jain, Jonali Chowdhury Bora, Nishat Haider, Nizara Hazarika, Pamela Sarmah, Payal Jain, Prabhavati Yernani, Priya K. Nair, Shivani Jha, Stuti Goswami, Sudipta Phukan, Zinia Mitra