Diasporic (Dis)locations: Indo-Caribbean Women Writers Negotiate the Kala Pani Brinda J. Mehta

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Published: August 31st 2004

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269 pages


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Diasporic (Dis)locations: Indo-Caribbean Women Writers Negotiate the Kala Pani  by  Brinda J. Mehta

Diasporic (Dis)locations: Indo-Caribbean Women Writers Negotiate the Kala Pani by Brinda J. Mehta
August 31st 2004 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 269 pages | ISBN: | 4.51 Mb

Indo-Caribbean women writers are virtually invisible in the literary landscapebecause of cultural and social inhibitions and literary chauvinism.The book explores how cultural traditions and female modes of opposition to patriarchal control wereMoreIndo-Caribbean women writers are virtually invisible in the literary landscapebecause of cultural and social inhibitions and literary chauvinism.The book explores how cultural traditions and female modes of opposition to patriarchal control were transplanted from India and rearticulated in the Indo-Caribbean diaspora to determine whether the idea of “cultural continuity”, is in fact a postcolonial reality or a fictionalized myth.

The Indian women who braved the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic, of the kala pani, to Trinidad and Guyana provided courage, determination, self-reliance and sexual independence to their literary granddaughters who in turn used the kala pani as the necessary language and frame of reference to position Indo-Caribbean female subjectivity with equating writing as a public declaration of one’s identity and right to claim creative agency.



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