Gendering the Narrative: Indian English Fiction and Gender Discourse

This volume brings together a number of recent critical essays on aspects of gender discourse visible in Indian English fiction. The articles included here address the multiple aspects of gender identity and open up doors for a number of varied interpretations. The authors considered range from Saratchandra to R Raj Rao, from Jhabvala to Manju Kapur. The contributions investigate a range of features of gender discourse, including feminism, masculinity, and homosexuality. As such, the volume represents an indispensable companion to any scholar of gender studies interested in the perspectives provided by Indian English fiction.

Dr Nibedita Mukherjee currently works as a Faculty Member of the Department of English at Bankura Christian College, Bankura, India. She has had a distinguished career in higher education that includes teaching, writing and research. Her doctoral thesis, “The Dark Forces in Shakespeare’s Plays”, was well-received both within India and abroad, and has been published in book form. A renowned critic, she has contributed a number of significant articles to various national and international journals. She has also authored several book chapters in reputed edited volumes, and is at present on the editorial board of Appropriations, a highly regard peer reviewed journal. Dr Mukherjee also serves on the advisory board of three international journals, and has co-edited three books, Indian Theatre in English and Literary Feminism: Politics of Gender, Identity and Authenticity; Dynamics of Diasporic Identity in Commonwealth Literature; and The Fictional Craftmanship of Amitav Ghosh.

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ISBN: 1-4438-7796-4

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-7796-1

Release Date: 16th October 2015

Pages: 156

Price: £41.99