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

Abstract

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 an Assistant Professor in English in the Department of Applied Science at DAVIET Jalandhar. He teaches English and Business communication to both graduate and postgraduate students. His research interests include Indian Writing in English, Post Colonialism and Bakhtinian Dialogic. 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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Published
2017-05-07
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: 23 aug. 2017.
Section
Research Papers

Keywords

Propagandistic, Feminist, Patrilineality, Submissive , Orthodox