Contemporary South Asian Women Narratives: Subversion, Resilience & Shifting Responses
South Asian women writers not only provide a detailed insight into women’s dilemmas regarding their situation, but also highlight their efforts to break free from the dominating and constricting cultural patterns inhibiting their development as self-conscious, independent beings.
The panellists will critically discuss the fiction/non-fiction of Pakistani and other South Asian writers in English, to explore and share how their narratives contribute in consciousness-raising of women in predominantly patriarchal South Asian cultures. They will discuss how these authors have attempted to dismantle the culture of silence, challenged the oppressive traditions, and thereby helped women to reflect on their identities and marginalised position in their society.
Women’s writings from this region contribute significantly in furthering the feminist agenda of consciousness-raising of women by voicing their concerns for the establishment of a more equitable society.
Come join us for this panel-led discussion on South Asian feminism
Hosted by the wonderful Critical Thinking Forum (CTF) from the International Islamic University of Islamabad (IIUI)
Coffee & Critical Thinking guaranteed