Theorising Gender in the Context of Cultural Limitations: A Series of Book Chapters on Contemporary Indian Writing in English

deadline for submissions: 
July 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vinita Basantani

No Publication or Subscription Fee/ Free Complimentary Copy

Call for Papers

Theorising Gender in the Context of Cultural Limitations: A Series of Book Chapters on Contemporary Indian Writing in English

Contemporary Indian Writing in English has gained an amazing momentum down the years. Indian writers of English have directly plunged into the world of the different confronting situations from the point of view of woman and the complex dilemmas of the human society. Feminists suggest that there should be a perfect harmony between man and woman. R. W. Connell “Theorising Gender”writes, A social theory of gender is implied and required by current sexual politics”. In fact, theories of social expectations and power relations between man and woman call for an advanced practical transcendence. Writers like Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy, Neelam Saxena Chandra and others have raised the questions of place and elaborated the different cultural issues. Many such writers express the same concerns of feminist theories - the different phases which a female has to undergo and suffer in the male focused society. It definitely includes the female consciousness in the light of gender based limitations and oppressions. Arising from a fertile milieu that fortifies social and political consciousness, Indian women writers have redefined themselves beyond the clutches of patriarchy.

This book project invites the application of different aspects of the gender theories on contemporary Indian Writing in English and accordingly calls upon the prospective contributors to explore the "woman question" raised by contemporary Indian writers of English.

Submission Guidelines
a) The submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter/page bearing the following information:
i. Full Name of the Author(s)
ii. Post/Research Scholar/Student
iii. Institutional Affiliations (if any)
iv. Contact Details of the Author(s) with Mobile Number
v. A self declaration that it is an original work and has not been published/ sent for publication anywhere else.
b) File must be in Microsoft Word format following MLA 8th edition
c) Contributors must avoid plagiarism and maintain a strict ethical stand regarding acknowledgement of works cited and ideas borrowed from others.
d) The papers submitted should evince serious academic work contributing new knowledge or innovative critical perspectives on the subject explored.
e) End notes and foot notes have to be avoided.
f) Title of the paper should be bold, capitalized and centered. The font should be 14 point.
g) In text the titles of books should be Italics and titles of articles from journals and books should be “quoted” and
h) Font of the text should be Times New Roman 12 point.
i) Line Spacing: 1.5.
j) There should be a margin of 1 inch on all four sides of the paper.
k) Word limit: Minimum 4000 and Maximum 5000 words.
l) There will be no publication charges.
m) Rejected papers won’t be sent back to the contributor(s).
n) Authors are requested to submit their manuscript along with a small abstract of 200 words via email on before July 15, 2023.
o) Authors are suggested to submit their bio details of 100-150 words using third person narrative.
p) The book will be published by the publisher of an international repute. Every contributor will receive a free complimentary copy of the book.


Dr. Vinita Basantani,

M U College of Commerce, Pimpri , Pune (India)