Mahasweta Devi’s Breast Stories: “Draupadi,” “Breast-giver,” and “Behind the Bodice”: A Trilogy of Gendered Simulacrum with Subaltern Consciousness.

Authors

  • Dr. R. Saravana Selvan Research Supervisor and Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.
  • Lakshmi R. Nair. Research Scholar, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

Keywords:

Gendered Subaltern, Gender Consciousness, Gender-Violence, Patriarchal Domination, Female Victimization.

Abstract

The aim of the researcher is to identify the gendered subaltern consciousness in GayatriChakravorty Spivak’s translation of Mahasweta Devi’s Breast Stories: “Draupadi,†“Breast-giver,†and “Behind the Bodice†to indicatedifferent aesthetic standards. With the nexus of theory and politics of Spivak’s ‘gendered subalternity,’ Sue Tolleson Rinehart’s ‘gendered consciousness,’ Antonio Gramsci’s ‘cultural hegemony,’ and Michael Foucault’s ‘power dynamics,’ the breast trilogy is examined.

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Published

2018-08-11