The Subaltern in Mahaswetadevi’s Breast-Giver


  • Mr. A. Pradhap, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Assistant Professor, Department of English, St. Joseph’s College of Arts & Science Cuddalore, Tami Nadu, India.


 The postcolonial appropriation of Gramscian ‘subaltern’ has opened the flood gates to critically reconsider the marginalized in society. The nature of marginalization and their cultural implications involves a network of power relations. Mahasweta Devi is an ardent critic of social discrimination in the Indian context. Picking tales from real life situations that mirror class, gender and social discrimination, she maintains a credible sociopolitical critique on Indian society. “Breast-giver” is one such story that portrays the exploitation of a gendered subaltern. This paper attempts to explore critically the subaltern in the “Breast-giver.”


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Pradhap, M. A. (2018). The Subaltern in Mahaswetadevi’s Breast-Giver. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(12), 8. Retrieved from