Oppressor and the Oppressed: A Postcolonial Reading of Marginalization of Women in Taslima Nasrin’s Fiction

  • Anand Bajaj DAVIET
  • Kumar Parag National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar


The article focuses on fiction of Taslima Nasrin that highlights the hardships faced by women in a third-world orthodox society of Bangladesh. The article explores to establish that Nasrin, quite contrary to the charge of just being a propagandistic writer, is actually an astute social observer. In her writing, she provides solutions, which are in sync with her radical feminist stance. The paper shows that Nasrin challenges the patriarchal society and tries to give the message that submissive women can’t create a just society.


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Author Biographies

Anand Bajaj, DAVIET

 Anand Bajaj is a research scholar in the Department of Humanities and Management, Dr. B.R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar. He teaches English and Communication Skills to Graduate and Post-Graduate students in DAVIET Jalandhar. His research interests include Indian Writing in English, Post Colonialism and Bakhtinian Dialogics. He has around 15 research publications in national and International Journals to his credit.

Kumar Parag, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Dr. Kumar Parag is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Humanities & Management, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India.


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How to Cite
BAJAJ, Anand; PARAG, Kumar. Oppressor and the Oppressed: A Postcolonial Reading of Marginalization of Women in Taslima Nasrin’s Fiction. Contemporary Literary Review India, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 1-16, may 2017. ISSN 2394-6075. Available at: <http://literaryjournal.in/index.php/clri/article/view/169>. Date accessed: 18 june 2018.
Research Papers


Propagandistic, Feminist, Patrilineality, Submissive , Orthodox