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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:53016
Doc. No:TL22970
Call number:‭3337866‬
Main Entry:Deepti Misri
Title & Author:Reading violence: Gender, violence, and representation in India and Pakistan (1947--present)Deepti Misri
College:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date:2008
Degree:Ph.D.
student score:2008
Page No:236
Abstract:In Reading Violence I assemble an archive of representations that challenge the patriarchal scripts through which the gendered violence of community has been frequently normalized, forgotten or obscured in India and Pakistan. I examine fictional and historiographic representations of some distinctive forms of gendered violence between and within communities: circumcision, reproductive violence, honour killing, caste brutality and state violence. Positioning this corpus against prevailing masculinist narratives of family, community, nation and state, this study seeks to interrogate the patriarchal discourse enabling these violent practices, and works towards a more gender-progressive commonsense on violence. The first half of this study focuses on the literature and historiography of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan. I explore the violence between religious communities as represented in the work of Bhisham Sahni, Abdullah Hussein and Saadat Hasan Manto, as well as the phenomenon of family violence against women in the work of Urvashi Butalia and Shauna Singh Baldwin. The remainder of the study moves beyond the Partition to examine "honour killing" in novels by Salman Rushdie and Nadeem Aslam, caste violence and police brutality in the fiction of Arundhati Roy and Mahasweta Devi, and a recent protest by a group of tribal women in Manipur who publicly stripped to protest the sexual violence of the Indian military. In moving from the gendered violence of Partition to that of the postcolonial moment, I observe the persistence of communal ideologies since the Partition, as well as their rearticulation with national and state identities in India and Pakistan. I also argue that these writers' frequent representation of the gendered violence within communities effectively contradicts the besieged narratives of self-persecution at the heart of communities and foregrounds the shared patriarchal contract across warring communities.
Subject:Language, literature and linguistics; Representation; India; Pakistan; Gender; Violence; South Asia; Asian literature; 0305:Asian literature
Added Entry:J. Esty
Added Entry:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign