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Two Women Across The Continents: Atwood & Das

Alima Mudasir
Type: Print Book
Genre: Poetry, Satire
Language: English
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Margaret Eleanor Atwood, one of Canada’s most prolific writers, has many facets to her ever-evolving writing career. She is a poet, a short story writer, a novelist and also a critic. Atwood believes that literature performs the function of a mirror- a mirror that helps people recognise themselves and their surroundings and says that “literature is not only a mirror; it is also a map, a geography of the mind”. Her writings prove an excellent study in power / powerlessness. Through her writings she tries to convey that all lust for power is evil and leads to corruption and exploitation. The range of her victor / victim themes is immense. She not only deals with victim women but also deals with victim men, victim children, victim unborn babies, victim artists, victim animals, victim birds and victim nature at large.
Kamala (Surraiya) Das- one of India’s celebrated writers and syndicated columnist. She has several collections of poetry, novel, short fiction and autobiography to her credit. Das wrote on everything from women’s issues and childcare to politics. Das once said, “I always wanted love and if you don’t get it within your home, you stray a little.” Though some people might label Das as feminist for her candor in dealing with women’s needs and desires but Das has never tried to associate herself with any particular version of feminist activism. Das’ views can be characterized as a reaction that, like her poetry is unfettered by others’ notions of right and wrong. Das has ventured into areas unclaimed by society and provided a point of reference for her colleagues. She continued, throughout her life to be very honest woman in exploring issues pertaining to women.
This book is an attempt to compare the feminine concerns in the selected works of Atwood and Das- two women writers from two different continents and two different cultures. The common link in both of them is that they are not aggressive feminist activists but explore women’s nature and concerns with candor and honesty without restricting themselves to any militant exclusivist vision. This book tries to bring out clearly their attitudes to feminism with of course their respective cultural differences.

About the Author

Alima Mudasir hailing from Srinagar (J&K) works as Associate Professor at Govt. College for Women, M.A. Road. She has done her graduation from the same college where she is working presently. She has done her post-graduation from University of Kashmir, Hazratbal in English. She has finished her M.Phil from the University of Kashmir and her dissertation is on A Comparative Study of Feminist Concerns in The Selected Works Of Margaret Atwood and Kamala Das. She got appointed in the Higher Education Deptt. J&K in the year 2007 and since then there has been no looking back. She has a teaching experience of almost twenty years to her credit wherein she has taught at the various colleges of the valley. She has also worked as the Counsellor in I.G.N.O.U. She has also worked as a guest faculty at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. She has been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She has attended a large number of seminars and conferences. She has presented papers in many national and international seminars and conferences. She has also attended a couple of regional and national workshops. She has delivered several invited lectures on various topics close to her heart at various colleges of the valley.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789391843052
Publisher: Caroling Pen Publishing
Number of Pages: 121
Dimensions: 5.5"x8.5"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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