Diasporic Feminism and Locating Women in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Arranged Marriage

Author:   Bhagyashri Shrimant Pawar
Publisher:   GRFDT
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Indian diaspora women have effort to understand their multiple identities, their relation to different communities, and their connectedness to various social movements and women’s movements and their struggle against various inequality existed in society. Indian diasporic feminism conceptualised their identities and circumstances on the basis of caste, class, ethnicity, gender, nationality and even various form of the oppression on their lives. They have shown their solidarity with the different women across the borders and positionalites and exposed in different forms of their writings such as novels, autobiographies, short stories and their political activism that there are always women have certain issues in their socio-political and cultural locations. However, Indian diasporic feminism have segregated in terms of their differences such as ethnic, cultural, class, national, religious, and so forth. In the post-colonial discourse, Indian diaspora is almost spread all over the world with significant population women. But the positions of women are not equal to their counterparts. Indian immigrant women are always considered as secondary migrants. Moreover, continuously suppressed, and oppressed by the male dominant attitudes.
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