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This book is the first collection on women's writings in India and the Caribbean and the first to provide a sustainable analysis of literature from a range of theoretical and…

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This book is the first collection on women's writings in India and the Caribbean and the first to provide a sustainable analysis of literature from a range of theoretical and critical perspectives, such as environmental theories, feminist theory, queerism, post-colonialism, and theories of Caribbean culture. The articles not only frame an emerging and growing field, but also internationally acclaimed writers such as Shani Mootoo, Lakshmi Persaud, and Ramabai Espinet within this emerging tradition.

Women writers from India and the Caribbean offer a fresh new perspective on Caribbean literature, be it in their unique representations of farm history, anti-colonial movements, diaspora identities, feminists, race and ethnicity, or contemporary Caribbean societies and culture. The book offers a theoretical reading of the poetics, politics, and cultural traditions that inform the writings of Indo-Caribbean women, arguing that while female writers work with and through post-colonial and Caribbean cultural theories, they also respond to a distinct set of influences and realities that center them within the Indian Caribbean community and the broader national, regional and global imagination.

Contributors visit the overlap between national and transnational engagements in Indo-Caribbean women's literature, taking into account the book's response to specific local or national contexts, and the book's response to the diaspora and transnational methods of the Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean societies.



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