Emergent Voices Of Southeast Asian Women Novelists
Influential historiographics of anti-colonial nationalism suggest that women's cultural identities-laid out in codes by which they belong to their kin group and share in its collective future-are determined by the male elite's contentious relationship with imperialist modernity. The implication of such studies is that the new women's investment in her people's goals of gaining freedom from racial-masculinist domination and building independent nations inhibits her ability to self-actualize and intervene in patriarchal national history. Many feminist post-colonial scholars explore ways to theorize women's agency in nationalist contexts. They also avoid Western postmodernists liberalist faith in individual agency, and the allied binary model in which feminist subjectivity is "synthesized from fusions of outsider identities" positioned on the utopian margins of masculinist-racist regimes. Instead, post-colonial feminists explore how knowledge/power work pervasively and invisibly in capitalist modernities, constituting and "enabling" every subject position-dominant, subordinate oppositional.
BN Joshi is MA in Modern Indian Languages and MPhil in English literature and worked for various organiosations. He is a creative writer, poet, play-Wright and satirist and had translated some works from English to Hindi and vice- versa. He is associated with the poetic Endeavour and superb in pointing his finger at the prevalent anomalies in the present day society.
Preface V 1. Women Novelists in Modern Malay Literature --Pg. 1 2. Novels in English by Singaporean Women --Pg. 57 3. Filipino Women Novelists and their Novels --Pg. 107 4. Novels by Indonesian Women --Pg. 153 5. Emergence of Women Writers in Thailand --Pg. 185 6. Novels by Vietnamese Women --Pg. 229 Bibliography --Pg. 273 Index --Pg. 277