Mahasweta Devi’s Breast Stories: “Draupadi,” “Breast-giver,” and “Behind the Bodice”: A Trilogy of Gendered Simulacrum with Subaltern Consciousness.
Keywords:Gendered Subaltern, Gender Consciousness, Gender-Violence, Patriarchal Domination, Female Victimization.
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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