About the BookSince Simone de Beauvoir first proclaimed that ‘One is not born a woman, one becomes one’, the study of gender has become one of the most significant new disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Enriching our knowledge of the representations that inform our understanding of masculinity, femininity and queerity, “Rethinking Gender: Masculinity, Femininity and Queerity in Postcolonial Indian Fiction” examines, amongst other things, the meaning and relevance of gender on various levels. This book will attempt to establish a central argument that will enable readers to see an emerging pattern in which issues of femininity, masculinity, and conflicting sexualities could be examined, thus, providing a multi-faceted approach to the central question of the way in which gender is being represented in literary works of the Indian novelists. This multilayered book, lucidly written and theoretically exhilarating, will be an invaluable addition to students and academics in gender studies, literature, cultural studies, and a range of other disciplines.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 16 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); Critical Essays on D.H. Lawrence; and Indian Women writing in English: A Feminist Study.
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 literatures.
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 & Distributors (P) Ltd., New Delhi, where she the Honorary Editor/Director for Bihar. She is presently authoring her book on Gender Studies.