we should all be feminists, but what happens when an Indian author is trying to write in English? The answer is that we end up with an entire sub-genre of literature that is feminist in nature. This is not to say that there are not people who are feminists, but that it is a minority with a very active presence. In fact, the majority of writers writing in Indian English are not writing about being a feminist.
This isn’t the book I was hoping for. I’ll be right back. I’ll finish this in less than a week.
Well, it goes without saying that it was an honor to see feminist writers in indian english literature. And it was even more so because this is the first time I’ve heard about this sub-genre of literature. There are a lot of books that are feminist in nature, but this is the first time I’ve heard about this sub-genre of literature. I’m so glad this book exists, because I have been wanting to get an Indian English book on my blog.
I am absolutely thrilled to see the feminist writers in the Indian English literature genre. So many women have given so much of their lives to the cause, but many others are still unable to give it their all. The book that I read last week is called Ill Be Right Back, which was written by two young friends of mine. The book was a real eye-opener for me, and I am happy to see more and more people talking about the importance of feminism in indian english literature.
I love the fact that you mention the name of the book, Ill Be Right Back. In Hindi, we call it “Kakhi Ka Bandha” which means “To Be Right Back.” There was a time when that was a common expression in Hindi. But now I am so happy to see that it is becoming an everyday language all across India.
Although Kakhi Ka Bandha was written in the 80s, it is still very relevant. The book was actually written in my English class during my undergraduate year. I took this book along with me on a day trip to my hometown. The book speaks volumes and it was very interesting to realize that women are still being treated as second class citizens in India. In the book, I learned that in the past, women were considered lower than men, and were treated as property.
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I had never thought of it this way before, but I think the treatment of women and the lack of respect for them and their position in India is definitely a part of why I’ve always written in English. It’s just something I’ve always had a hard time with.
The reason I like this post is because I believe that a lot of the writing on this site is about feminism. It can be extremely insightful, but I think it’s a bit of a waste of time to really focus on this topic.
I think it’s important to get a good foundation in feminism. I think it’s important to focus on both the positive and negative sides of the subject. Its important to say “this is what happens, and this is why it happens.” A lot of things that happen in Indian English literature are due to the lack of respect for women. Its important to focus on that, and I think I’ve done that quite a bit here.