Democratising the Language of Feminist Expression: English and Bhasha Contexts of Indian Women’s Writing

  • Bharti Arora


Bharti Arora’s paper explores how women’s writing across linguistic, regional, caste and/or communal divide engages with the task of knowledge production in contemporary times. In fact, in what ways does one ensure that the alternative knowledge production by women is neither biased nor does it reproduce the sociocultural and economic hierarchies embedded in the structures of the nation-state? How does the category of ‘mainstream’ feminism impinge on the production of a Dalit feminist standpoint? The present paper deals with these issues, emphasising the need to foster dialogue among the diverse contexts of Indian women’s writing. The paper goes on to establish that English language and translation could play a seminal role in constructing an alternative engagement with women’s productivity and rights.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bharti Arora
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishTagore Government Arts and Science CollegePuducherryIndia

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