- Language: English
- 60 Pages
- Published: May 2012
- Region: India
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FROM WITHIN AND WITHOUT. Edition No. 1
- Published: December 2009
- 92 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
The birth of two modern nations, India and Pakistan, was marred by the gruesome violence of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. From Within and Without examines the representations of the partition of India in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day, Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a Broken Column, Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India, and Sara Suleri's Meatless Days as counter narratives to nationalist narratives. By focusing on the suffering of the female subject in the nation-building process of India and Pakistan and its relationship to the emancipatory nationalist movements, it reveals how these feminist writers recover the woman's body that has been appropriated as a sign in Indian nationalist discourse.
L. Anandavalli has received her B.E. in ECE from Indian Institute of Science and M.A in Liberal Arts from Stanford University. She has published a paper on the Black Death in Tangents, the journal of the MLA Program at Stanford University and presented a paper on Cities of Salt in the International Conference on Middle East Studies at CSU, Fresno.