The Voiceless Women: A Study in Shivani’s Bhairavi: The Runaway

Authors

  • Megha Pant

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v10i1.11245

Keywords:

Subaltern, Hegemony, Gender, Caste, Class and Discrimination.

Abstract

The term ‘subaltern’ incorporates the entire people that are subordinates in terms of class, caste, gender and rank, or in any other way. When it operates in terms of class, gender and caste, it is more psychological than physical.  Antonio Gramsci coined the term subaltern to identify the cultural hegemony (According to Merriam Webster the word hegemony means the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group).

This paper endeavors to highlight the voiceless Marginalized women in Shivani’s Bhairavi: The Runaway (a translation from the original Hindi text, Bhairavi rendered in English by Priyanka Sarkar). Shivani aka Gaura Pant was a very prolific and voluminous writer, she has many novels, short stories and essays to her credit. The English translation of her works give an insight into the deeper psychological understanding of women. Shivani’s purpose is to give voice to the marginalized women in the society and to explore the discrimination order of caste, gender and class.

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Author Biography

Megha Pant

Research Scholar SGRR (PG) College, Dehradun HNB Garhwal University 

Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India

References

Dhanraj, Ruth. “Bhairavi by author Shivani is in English.” The Hindu, 07 Dec. 2020, www.thehindu.com/books/bhairavi-by-hindi-author-shivani-now-available-in-english/article33270754.ece

Dimri, Jaiwanti. Images and Representation of the Rural Women: A Study of the Selected Novels of Indian Women Writers, IIAS, 2012.

Pant, Gaura. Bhairavi: The Runaway. Translated by Priyanka Sarkar. Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Pande, Mrinal. Forward. Bhairavi: The Runaway, Sarkar, Priyanka, Simon & Schuster,2020, pp. x.

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Published

28-01-2022

How to Cite

Pant, M. . (2022). The Voiceless Women: A Study in Shivani’s Bhairavi: The Runaway. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 10(1), 80–89. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v10i1.11245