This anthology brings together the writing of some Indian women who made pioneering social and literary contributions during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Traversing a wide canvas, the excerpts taken from letters, tracts, diaries, magazines, articles, autobiographies, short stories, and even speeches discuss theatre, dance, travel, and personal experience, while other dwell on social issues, doctrinal problems, orthodox practices, and the position of women in society. The book will interest anyone interested in women's literature of modern India.
About the Author:
EUNICE DE SOUZA retired as head of the department of English, St Xavier's College, Bombay. She is an established poet and writer.
LINDSAY PEREIRA is currently pursuing a PhD from the department of English, University of Bombay.
Experts from Reviews:
'Woman's Voices can be read for pleasure alone, or for considering the wide range of women's writing (personal letters, letters to editors, letters to friends in jail, reminiscences, columns in newspapers, fiction, exhortations).
The lucid and informed introduction
places the individual pieces as well as the collection in historical context.'
-The book Review
'An invaluable source book. The writing of Toru Dutt, Pandita Ramabai, Cornelia Sorabji, Sarojini Naidu, Rokeya Sakhawat Hosssain, Ruttie Jinnah, Ela Sen, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Amrita Sher-Gill, Santha Rama Rau and many lesser known writers are represented here.'
provide a window into how the women themselves were reacting to this so-called women's question
It is a commendable effort in putting into one volume well-known personalities like Toru Dutt, Pandita Ramabai, Cornelia Sorabji and Sarojini Naidu, along with the lesser known Herabai Tata, Shovana Devi, and Iqbalunnisa Husain.'
'As interesting as the content of their writing is the life of the writers themselves, compiled in brief biographical sketches by coeditor, Lindsay Pereira
.The contributions are delightful, thought-provoking and varied
'Women's Voice offers us a wide range of writing in English fiction, including stories for children, autobiographies, articles, letters -private and public
An informative Introduction to the period by Eunice de Souza adds to the usefulness of the volume.'
-One India, One People
DOSEBAI COWASJEE JESSAWALLLA
SHEVANTIBAI M. NIKAMBE
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