Radical Feminism and Women's Writing: Only So Far and No Further
The Book Places A Body Of Women S Fiction Against The Ideological Territory Of Radical Feminism With A Firm Belief In Its Social, Political And Intellectual Essentiality. The Absence Of This Specific Discourse In Women S Texts Stirs An Urge For A Different Kind Of Gender Sensitivity Than Their Limited And Undefined Approach Provides. The Book Takes Into Its View A Huge Compendium Of Women S Fiction In Hindi And In Indian English, Most Of Which Has Been Victim Of Hegemonic Biases And Overall Marginalization.
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