The novel has been an important weapon for South Asian feminism; a form of feminism that, for all appearances, is quite different from the form we are familiar with in the West. When it is no longer possible to employ the Western women’s movement as a model, it is necessary to stake out one’s own course, but this course requires stories, both biographical and functional in nature. “Reality Literature” means something quite different to these authors, from what it means to Scandinavians. For them, reality literature is a deadly serious matter.
Panel: Laxmi, Salma, Tishani Doshi and Jerry Pinto in conversation with Mira Beckstrøm Laurantzon.
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