Authorship and Adaptation

Study of the authors of Little Women

  • Akriti Kanodia NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law
Keywords: adaptations, films, alcott, literature, society, Little Women


Literature has existed since the time humans learnt to communicate. Authors having been presenting their views of on society for centuries and some works have become timeless and thus belong in the genre of classics. These timeless literatures are not only subjected to changing times but also to the contemporary competitors that take the stage as years pass. Their quality to mould according to the society is one of the reasons they have lasted and this mould has been used by many others to create more literature. A growing phenomenon is the use of written literature to be adapted for the screens. It has led to the exploration of the classics to understand and present to the society the evergreen realities of the human kind but it also brings up the question of whose vision is being presented; the original author or of the writer who has adapted it. The paper explores the relationship between the changing authorship and adaptation to understand how they impact each other using the work, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott that has been adapted multiple times through the years.


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Author Biography

Akriti Kanodia, NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law

A person who always has something to say, Akriti is a proud cinephile and writer. She uses the word "aesthetic" in every topic and finds the easiest ways to get work done. For a person studying law, she has tried her hand in almost everything else; be it teaching or reporting. Akriti is a person with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. With an aim to impress Miranda Priestly, she is a consistent and opinionated.


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How to Cite
Kanodia, A. “Authorship and Adaptation”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 10, no. 1, Feb. 2023, pp. 1-20,
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