Women’s Writing from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh: The Worlds of Bangla and Urdu – Edited by Rakhshanda Jalil | Debjani Sengupta

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In this volume of writings from Bangla and Urdu literature, editors Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta raise issues of language, identity, nationhood and varied aspects of feminism and women’s writings in the Indian subcontinent. Both the languages have lived a life across political borders and are spoken, read and loved by people across diverse geographical sites, including a large diaspora. They have had an afterlife after 1947 that helped them to refashion their cultural spheres in a divided land.

Women’s Writings from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh brings these languages together, to speak to each other and to showcase their strengths. By creating a platform for contemporary literary works, especially by women, it provides a new, radical view of the ways in which these languages have shaped women’s creative universes.

About the Author

Rakhshanda Jalil is a Delhi-based writer, translator and literary historian.

Debjani Sengupta is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi.


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