CONTENTS:- 1. Humanism, Secularism and Tolerance in Indian Women's Poetry in English/Seemin Hasan 2. Empowerment of Women/Renu Kumari Singh 3. Tarabai Shinde's Stri Purush Tulana: A Treatise on Women's Suffering/Shailaja B. Wadikar 4. Toru Dutt's "Our Casuarina Tree": An Example of Poetic Excellence/Amar Nath Prasad 5. Poetry of Revolt Against Marginalisation of Matriarchal Section in India: A Thematic Study of Kamala Das's Poetry in Feminist Perspective/R.K. Mishra 6. Rukmani as an Epitome of Indian Womanhood: A Critical Consideration of Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve/S. John Peter Joseph 7. Dialectics of Society and Self in Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Get Ready for Battle/Nagendra Kumar Singh 8. Reconstructing Indian Female Identity in Nayantara Sahgal's The Day in Shadow and Anita Desai's Voices in the City/A.A. Khan 9. Study of Human Relationships in Anita Desai's Cry the Peacock and Bye-Bye Blackbird/Sumedha Bhandari 10. Anita Desai's Recent Novels/Anita Singh 11. Spiritual Quest in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and Anita Desai's Journey to Ithaca: A study in Comparative Perspective/S.B. Bhambar 12. Feminine Consciousness in the Writings of Shashi Deshpande and Mahesh Dattani/Pramod Kumar Singh 13. The Discourse of Postcolonial Resistance: A study of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things/Jaydeep Sarangi 14. Social, Historical and Psychological Realism in The God of Small Things/Amar Nath Prasad 15. Feminist rage and Deconstruction of Phallogocentric symbolic order in Manju Kapur's Home/Prakash Chandra Pradhan 16. Women in Kiran Desai's Inheritance of Loss/M.B. Gaijan 17. Critical Perspectives on Kiran Desai's 'The Inheritance of Loss'/Sheetal Y. Thakore
Indian women writers have created so many mudstones in the field of literature in particular and in other fields of human knowledge in general. They have become today the center of critical attention everywhere. This book which is an anthology of critical research paper contributed by different scholars haling from the different parts of India is a modest attempt to discuss critically the various literary, non-literary and to some extent even some untouched and unnoticed shades of women writings. The Indian women writers discussed in this anthology are: Tarabai Shinde, Toru Dutt, Kamala Das. Kamala Markandaya, R.P. Jhabvala, Nayantara Sahgal. Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Arundhati Roy, Manju Kapur and Kiran Desai.