Intersectional analysis of gender in Indian children's literature: comparison of novels written in English and Gujarati

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dc.contributor.author Vyas, Diti
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-16T08:59:34Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-16T08:59:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12
dc.identifier.citation Vyas, Diti, “Intersectional analysis of gender in Indian children's literature: comparison of novels written in English and Gujarati”, International Research in Children's Literature, DOI: 10.3366/ircl.2015.0165, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 156-168, Dec. 2015. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1755-6198
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/ircl.2015.0165
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/2002
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the validity of perceived associations of ‘parochialism’ and social conservatism with regional language literature (RLL) and ‘modernity’ and ‘progressiveness’ with Indian writing in English (IWE), through a comparative examination of gender in Indian children's literature in English (ICLE) and children's literature in Gujarati (CLG). For this purpose, it adopts an intersectional framework which studies how gender functions in conjunction with other identity markers, rather than operating in isolation. The conclusions emerging from this feminist analysis of intersections of gender with other systems of oppression such as caste, class and community in Indian children's novels in English and Gujarati challenge the associations of ‘parochialism’ with RLL and ‘modernity’ with IWE. They reveal that while both ICLE and CLG are similar in silencing dalit girls/women, and in enforcing minority community stereotypes as far as Muslim masculinity is concerned, CLG shows progressive trends by undertaking to re-gender dalit masculinity and by sensitively exploring gender and class intersection in the construction of poor women. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Diti Vyas
dc.format.extent Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 156-168
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Edinburgh University Press en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Indian children's literature en_US
dc.subject Intersectionality en_US
dc.subject Class en_US
dc.subject Caste en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.title Intersectional analysis of gender in Indian children's literature: comparison of novels written in English and Gujarati en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal International Research in Children's Literature


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