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Ashapurna Devi and Feminist Consciousness in Bengal
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Ashapurna Devi and Feminist Consciousness in Bengal: A Bio-critical Reading

Dipannita Datta


Has the battle for equality solved problems of woman in society? Has the cry for woman’s emancipation from her degraded condition liberated women in India and in the world? This volume analyses the life and works of one of the foremost Indian women writers, Ashapurna Devi (1905–1995), from the point of view of her as an author of an ex-colony, and the changes and stirrings of the new social order she saw as India moved from the colonial to the postcolonial times. While remaining sensitive to her feminist insights, it is underscored that the meaning of feminism within the Indian discourse needs ... More

Keywords: antahpur, national culture, Indian feminism, feminist activism, gender, history, society, woman, Gandhi and Tagore

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198099994
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dipannita Datta, author
Lecturer, Post-Graduate English, Centre for Studies in Book Publishing, University of Calcutta