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Voices of Resolution and Resistance in Indian Women’s Poetry

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Contemporary Indian women’s writing is a challenge to existing male ethos and sexual ideology based on unequal power relations. Earlier domesticity and sexual relations were couched in silence and acceptance; today, they have become an intrinsic part of feminist discourse. Indian women poets converse in a language that threatens the status quo and propose to open up a separate space for those on the margins. The paper examines the essence of power dynamics in contemporary Indian women’s poetry in English. Poetry with its hidden metaphors and lilting images demonstrates an urge to dissolve the barrier between speech and silence. It also demands to be read differently. The desire to write leads to the ability to act with courage.

Corresponding author: Prof. Dr. Ranu Uniyal, Department of English and Modern European Languages, Lucknow University, Lucknow, UP 226007, India

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Published Online: 2018-3-10
Published in Print: 2018-3-28

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