On the Far Side of Memory

On the Far Side of Memory Lalithambika Antharjanam Was One Of The Earliest Women To Gain Recognition In Modern Malayalam Literature As One Of The First Voices Raised On Behalf Of Women Her Works Deal With The Struggles Of The Women In Her Community, Their Assertion Of Independence From The Men In Their Lives, And Their Unease With Modern Domesticity And Community Reformism She Has, However, Always Been Straitjacketed As A Romantic Author , As A Voice Of Social Reform Among The Malayali Brahmins , Due To A Selective Readings Of Her Writings, Which Projected Some Of Her Writing As Valuable Than OthersThis Collection Of Her Twenty Two Short Stories Covers Almost The Entire Span Of Her Writing, From The S To The S The Volume Seeks To Place Her As A Feminist Public Intellectual Intervening In The Literary And Sociopolitical Debates Of Her Times, Which, Of Course, Change Dramatically Across The Course Of The Century Antharjanam Emerges As An Important Voice That Responded Critically To Imaginations Of Gender That Were Dominant In The Mainstream Of Social Reform Discourse In The S And After, And Indeed Sought To Rewrite The Terms Of That Discourse In Ways That Could Potentially Be Favourable To Women It Also Reveals The Limits Of Her Attempts At Reinscription, Due To The Limitations Of Her Times And Social Location

1909 1987 was an Indian author and social reformer best known for her literary works in Malayalam language Her published oeuvre consists of nine volumes of short stories, six collections of poems, two books for children, and a novel, Agnisakshi 1976 which won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award and Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1977 Her autobiography Aathmakadhakkoru Aamukham An Introduction to Autobiography is a very significant work.She was greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and social reform movements among the Nambudiri caste led by V T Bhattathiripad Later she contributed to the social reform in her own way Her writing reflects a sensitivity to the women s role in society, and the tension between the woman as a centre for bonding and the woman as an individual She was concerned particularly the nature of the sexual contract.

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  • Hardcover
  • 200 pages
  • On the Far Side of Memory
  • Lalithambika Antharjanam
  • English
  • 17 March 2019
  • 9780199477784

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