ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Gendering of the Novel

Feminising Political Discourse: Women and the Novel in India 1857-1905 by Jasbir Jain; Rawat Publications, Jaipur and New Delhi, 1997; JOSODHARA BAGCHI Jasbir Jain is a well known name in the field of literary studies in India. Using her base in English Studies, she has unpacked the complex relationship of women with the process of novel writing in its early days in India, that is, between the first war of independence in 1857 and the onset of the swadeshi movement in 1905. The new writing took place in the vernacular languages that signalled the formation of class subjectivities, that were simultaneously hegemonising and hegemonised. The socio-cultural dynamic that this set into motion has been analysed in its multifariousness by critics writing both in English and the vernacular languages. Jasbir Jain

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