About the BookIndian women writing in English is being recognized as major contemporary current in English literature. The image of women in fiction has undergone a change during the last four decades. Women writers in post-colonial India have moved away from traditional portrayals of enduring self- sacrificing women towards female characters searching for identity and have created a literature of their own, placing women in the context of the changing social scenario, specially concentrating upon the psyche of such women.
The present anthology, Indian Women Writing in English: A Feminist Study is a comprehensive literary study of Indian fiction in English produced by Indian women writers. Each essay engages with significant questions relating to the society and the status of women in India’s literature and history.
The book brings together 19 essays which prioritize focus and the scope of literary discussion on a whole new range of women's experiences and predicament. It will undoubtedly prove valuable to the students, researchers, and scholars of English literature.About the Author/sA gold medallist from Patna University, Bihar, Dr. Sunita Sinha has been teaching English in Women’s College, Samastipur, L.N. Mithila University, Bihar. She has to her credit 17 books which have been highly acclaimed in academic circles. Her authorial ventures include: Graham Greene: A Study of His Major Novels; Postcolonial Women Writers: New Perspectives; and Twentieth Century Literature: Emerging Trends, published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd., New Delhi. She has also edited 15 books, viz. New Urges in Post-Colonial Literature: Widening Horizons; Reconceiving Postcolonialism: Visions and Revisions; Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions; Critical Responses to Kiran Desai; New Perspectives in British Literature (Vols. 1 & 2); Indian Booker Prize Winners: A Critical Study of their Works (Vols. 1 & 2); Modern Literary Theory (Vols. 1 & 2); Canons of Children’s Literature (Vols. 1 & 2); Shakespeare: A Reappraisal (Vols. 1 & 2); and Critical Essays on D.H. Lawrence.
The anthologies edited by Dr. Sinha have contributions by scholars from various countries like America, Cameroon, Italy, France, Greece, Albania, Canada, and Bangladesh. She has participated in many national/international seminars and conferences, and contributed many scholarly papers which have been published in various national/international books and journals. Her areas of interest are Postcolonial literature, Indian, Australian, and Canadian literature.
Dr. Sinha is also editing three international journals, The Atlantic Review of Feminist Studies, The Atlantic Literary Review, and The Atlantic Critical Review, being published by Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi. She is also the Honorary Editor/ Director of Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd., for Bihar, and is presently authoring her book on Gender Studies.