Voices of Resistance: Society, Tradition and Culture A Reassessment of Judith Wright & Kamala Das
Literature is mostly a masculine enterprise. It is developed and nurtured by men mainly. It is a socializing institution that shapes both men and women. Feminist criticism claims that women's experience provides a cultural context which plays a vital role in moulding women's writing. The poetical works of Judith Wright and Kamala Das signifies cross-cultural concern since they belong to two entirely dissimilar cultures, nations and even continents. But, in spite of the marked difference in their lives, they share mutual concerns regarding identity, emotion, freedom, self, love and respect. They accepted pervasive challenges and made up their minds to rewrite the history of females for better future and mutual existence.
Judith & Kamala are committed feminists who have found their lives' mission in propagating the cause of woman and fighting ardently for the liberation of women the world over. They kept upholding the value of global sisterhood. Pride is in the state of being a woman. This essential quality is available in their writings. They experiment with different forms of consciousness in their poetry so that it provides women access to their own potential. They were fully conscious of their being.