About the BookWomen in Nigerian and Indo-Anglian Fiction: A Comparative Study of Female Novelists highlights the problems faced by women. The similarities and contradictions of both Nigerian and Indo-Anglian cultures have been studied minutely. The study of socio-economic problems faced by women in both the societies highlights the problems faced by women in general the world over. It will help readers in understanding the hardships faced by women in a multicultural society.
The book lays special emphasis on the works of Zaynab Alkali’s The Stillborn and Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. Both the books represent the psyche of all the women writers who have been discussed in the book. The other writers who have made valuable contributions in the field of literature and their works have motivated the author to incorporate their works for critical analysis and interpretation of human psychology and to study their respective societies.
The book will help in building an understanding among different fractions of societies and cultures worldwide, and motivate its readers to come together and create a better future for the coming generation. It will be useful not only to Indian and Nigerian students of literature but also to a great number of students in many other countries who might be interested in trans-continental studies. Since the book gives an insight into Indian social life, it will also be useful to those who want to understand the complicated socio-political fabric of Indian villages as well as the semi-urban society of India.About the Author/sPratima Prasad received her doctorate from Patna University, Patna in 2008. She had completed her graduation and post-graduation in English literature from the same university. Her areas of interest are Nigerian literature, Indian English and American literature. During her childhood, Pratima Prasad had got ample opportunities to watch village life in rural and tribal areas of Bihar. The caste-class conflicts, other social issues and problems of the tribal people which came to her notice have helped her in understanding the works of Indian and Nigerian women writers as she finds striking similarities between the two societies.