RBSC copy: Original paperback with illustrated covers. The book The Fabulous Feminist: A Suniti Namjoshi Reader, Suniti Namjoshi is published by Zubaan Books. The story symbolizes the lamentable status of women. Suniti Namjoshi’s rewritings of ancient myths, legends & fairy tales particularly in her “Feminist. Fables”.

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Feminist Fables

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Views Read Edit View history. Quirky, funny, intellectually agile, capable of making connections between the mundane and the metaphysical, adept at sniffing out the archetypal in the culturally particular, her works point to a mind that is as engaged as it is engaging.

A reworking of fairy namjosshi from the East and West.

Suniti is deconstructing the heterosexual pattern of social construct into a new female pedagogy, to break the male politics of power and play over femininity of female gender.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Suniti Namjoshi is a poet, children’s author, and teacher. Favourite story is on page Literature and Literary Criticism: Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Stone Symes rated it really liked it Feb 13, The author shows that the wicked monster, like the damsel in distress, is also a construct of the patriarchal master narrative. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Paperbackpages. Liza rated it liked it Aug 30, Ananya M rated it it was amazing Namjoshhi 22, Twitter Tweets by ChicagoDistrib.

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Wendy Montasell rated it really liked it Apr 08, Symbolically Brahmins are the patrons of religious sanctity, patriarchal codes and social attributes whereas the beasts are metaphorically represented as evil doers who execute the religious paradigm and spread cultural conflict on the basis of gender-biasedness.

Not really my cup of tea. Dec 05, Abby M rated it really liked it Shelves: But they say to themselves that boy is fragile.

Through these personifications, symbols and signs Suniti has abhorred the female psyche towards such abstract ideas that in some way patronizes patriarchal percepts and presumptions but at the same time she has shown how women themselves remain aware of their insecure identity, but yet they cannot deny their natural longing, primordial urge and their natural female character that has through been scriptures, myths, legends and through ontological conditions have been set.


I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It also sarcastically signifies the authenticity of the scriptures which are protected by Holy sages and Brahmins of the Hindu society. General Criticism and Critical Theory.

He was killed when his plane crashed in Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It was described in Feminism, feminjst of her voices as a minor feminist classic and the work for which Namjoshi, who the article said produced a “brilliant body of work, marked by sparkling wit, word play and inventive power, emerged”, is best known.