Women Writers of the South Asian Diaspora: Interpreting Gender, Texts and Contexts offers varied perspectives on the literary works of women writers hailing from South Asia and living in different parts of the world. This volume deals with themes and issues represented by well-known and newer authors belonging to the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.
Diaspora literature produced by women is fascinating for its intriguing portrayal of life abroad. For South Asians experiencing cultural differences, adaptation to a new society, acculturation and hybridization processes; the situation can be extremely dissipating or exhilarating depending upon circumstances. This anthology attempts to map the journey of South Asians abroad through the examination of diaspora authors’ narratives. The articles seek to capture the diverse pictures gathered by women writers whose unique vision and understanding of international migration and life in foreign lands adds to the existing literature on the subject. The interviews in the volume bring fresh perspectives through the personal experiences of the authors like Chandani Lokugé and Manjushree Thapa. They share their knowledge, experience, their migration and exploitation in their home and hostland. They divulge their trauma of alienation, identity crises and gender discrimination and explore vistas that are revelatory.