ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Outcaste Power Ritual Displacement and Virile-Maternity in Indian Women Writers

Virile Maternity in Indian Women Writers Meena Alexander To what extent did women writers have to struggle with the iconic image of the feminine, sanctioned and prescribed by culture, in order to reach the truth of imaginative knowledge? How did the struggle to decolonise relate to this effort of the female imagination? This paper attempts to explore these issues in Toru Dutt who wrote in English and in works orginally composed in Malayalam by Lalithambika Antharjanam and the poems of Nalapat Balamaniamma.

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