Franklin

Haram in the harem : domestic narratives in India and Algeria / Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar.

Author/Creator:
Rajakumar, Mohanalakshmi.
Publication:
New York : Peter Lang, c2009.
Series:
Postcolonial studies (New York, N.Y.) ; v. 8.
Postcolonial studies, 1942-6100 ; v. 8
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 118 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Muslim women in literature.
Patriarchy in literature.
Families in literature.
Cug̲h̲tāʾī, ʻIṣmat, 1915-1991 -- Criticism and interpretation.
K̲h̲adījah Mastūr, 1927-1982 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Djebar, Assia, 1936-2015 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Muslim women -- India -- Social conditions.
Muslim women -- Pakistan -- Social conditions.
Muslim women -- Algeria -- Social conditions.
Contents:
Muslim women in colonial India : the importance of the proper housewife
The Algerian resistance : non-combat women within the family fold
The partition of India : women's bodies embody men's honor
Multiple narratives in short fiction
When real life and fiction converge
Alternative domesticity in the South Asian Muslim zenna : "I am a realist"
The sister-in-law and her husband's family : ' "
the complete housewife"
Discovering homoerotic desire in the household of "The quilt"
Conclusion
"Severed sound" : the emotional sister in Assia Dejbar's Women of Algiers in their apartments
Returning home in post-revolutionary Algeria : the absorbed female fighter
Family politics in post-revolutionary Algeria : the absorbed widow
Conclusion
Between women and their bodies : male perspectives of female partition experiences
Abducted female during partition : historical fact and literary figure
Caught between the communal and the familial : "his only sister, his treasure"
Conclusion
Thematic intersections.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Dr. Craig Baxter Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Dr. Craig Baxter Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9781433107122 (clothbound : alk. paper)
1433107120 (clothbound : alk. paper)
OCLC:
320525149
Publisher Number:
99934685491
Status/Location:
Loading...