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UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA

Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar.

Abstract
Muslim women writers have contributed significantly to South Asian literature. This paper will
showcase the short stories, novels and autobiographies by these writers which have thrown light on cultural,
social and gender related issues. Among Muslim women writers Ismat Chugtai is perhaps the boldest and most
outspoken writer. She transformed the complexion of Urdu fiction by exploring the female psyche with great
intensity and frankness. The portrayal of the social and political trends of her times by her short stories is aptly
titled Lifting The Veil. This paper will deal with the most controversial and bold Muslim women writers
Taslima Nasreen, and Tehmina Durrani. The most brutal account of oppression and exploitation of girls and
women have been displayed by Tehmina Durrani's Blasphemy. Another name that has come into prominence
since 2002 is that of Mukhtar Mai, a thirty three year old Pakistani illiterate and powerless peasant woman
whose novel The Name of Honour made her an exemplary woman not only in her own country but in the whole
world. This paper will showcase not only women but also male writers like Nadeem Aslam who have drawn
attention to the issue of honour killing. Nadeem Aslam's Maps for Lost Lovers is a haunting chronicle that
echoes this theme. We will discuss Selected Short Stories from Bangladesh which is a remarkable anthology
edited by Niaz Zaman and Flotsam written by Makbula Majoor which draws the attention of the readers towards
the vulnerable situation a girl had to face in times of war.

Key words: Feminism; Honour killing; Female psyche


 
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Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar. UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 8926-8932. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.999


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Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar. UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 8926-8932. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.999



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Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar. UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA. JCR. (2020), [cited August 17, 2021]; 7(19): 8926-8932. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.999



Harvard Style

Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar (2020) UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA. JCR, 7 (19), 8926-8932. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.999



Turabian Style

Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar. 2020. UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 8926-8932. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.999



Chicago Style

Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar. "UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 8926-8932. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.999



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar. "UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 8926-8932. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.999



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Harleen Kaur, Shravan Kumar (2020) UNVOICED VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN WRITERS IN SOUTH ASIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 8926-8932. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.999