Feminist Voices: Indian Women Novelists in English

deadline for submissions: 
November 10, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. SAIKAT BANERJEE, St. Theresa International College, Bangkok, Thailand

About the Book

In the Contemporary world of Academia Indian Women Novelist writing in
English has made a distinct mark for themselves. In the past Indian Women
Writers has been undervalued due to patriarchal assumptions about the superior
worth of male experience. With the passage of time Indian women writers have
started questioning the prominent old patriarchal domination. They are no longer
under the male subjugation. In the field of literature they have made a mark for
themselves both qualitatively and quantitatively. In the last few decades the image
of women has undergone a very significant change. Gone are the days when
women writers through their writings portrayed the enduring self-sacrificing
women, female characters searching for identity etc., and were defined simply in
terms of their victim status. Whereas presently Indian women writing has been a
delineation of inner life and subtle interpersonal relationships. A culture where
woman’s role at home is the central focus and where individualism and protest
have often remained alien ideas it is interesting to note the emergence of not just an
essential Indian sensibility but an expression of cultural displacement. At the
present scenario women’s presentation is more assertive, their views are more liberated and they are more articulate in their expression as compared to the woman of the past.

SOME OF THE WRITERS YOU CAN WORK ON (Though not limited to the following):

Shashi Deshpande, Manju Kapur, Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Ashapurna Devi, Ismat Chugatai, Chhaya Dattar, Bharti Mukherjee, Kamala Markandya, Kiran Desai, Nayantara Sahagal, Shobha De, Gita Hariharan, Namita Gokhale, Anita Nair, Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni, Jhumpa Lahiri and others.
Proposed Publisher: A Publishing House of International Repute will publish the volume with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number).

Submission Guidelines
• Paper size: A4, Font & size: Times New Roman 12, Spacing: 1.5 lines, Margin of 1 inch on all four sides. •Title of the paper: bold, Sentence case (Capitalize each word), centered. Font & size: Times New Roman 14 bold
•Text of the paper: justified. Font & size: Times New Roman 12. Images should in jpg.
•References: Please strictly adhere to the MLA style Eighth Edition (Only Author-Date or Number System) strictly. Don’t use Foot Notes, Use End Notes
•Titles of books: Italics.
•Titles of articles from journals and books: “quoted”.
•The paper should not be less than 3000-5000 words. • An abstract of not more than 300 words must also be submitted along with the paper, along with a brief profile of the writer.

Selection Procedure: All submissions will be sent for blind peer reviewing. Final selection will be made only if the papers are approved for publication by the referees. The details of the selection of your paper will be conveyed by email. The
executive editor has the right to make indispensable expurgation of selected papers for the sake of conceptual clarity and structuring. Non-selected papers will not be sent back to the donor in any form. So, all contributors are counselled to keep a copy of their submission with them.
Plagiarism Alert: Contributors are advised to abide by to austere academic ethics with respect to acknowledgment of original ideas from others. The editors will not be liable for any such lapse of the contributor. All submissions should be innovative and must be supplemented by a declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else. It will be your lone accountability for such lapses, if any. Neither editors, nor publisher will be responsible for it. Please attach the plagiarism report of the paper. Editing requirements: Contributors must strictly follow MLA 8th edition Handbook while drafting their papers. The paper must range from 3000-4000 words. An abstract of not more than 300 words must also be submitted along with the paper, along with a brief profile of the writer.

Last date for paper submission is November 10, 2018.

Submit your manuscripts at saikatenglish2015@gmail.com