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Course Name Indian Women Novelists in English
Course Code 18ELL535
Program 5 Year Integrated B.A. – M.A. (English Language & Literature)
Year Taught 2019
Degree Integrated Degree
School School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Kochi


Course Outline

Unit 1

Introduction to Indian women writers – outlining the contours of women’s literary sensibility – thematic and stylistic patterns in women’s novels – feminist preoccupations.

Jhumpa Lahiri: The Lowland [Non-Detailed].

Unit 2


Githa Hariharan: Fugitive Histories.

Unit 3

Sivakami: The Taming of Women [Non-Detailed].

Unit 4

K R Meera: Hangwoman: Everyone Loves a Good Hanging [Non-Detailed].

Unit 5

Sara Aboobacker: Breaking Ties [Non-Detailed].


To explore and study women’s creative mind; to analyze how women project their own sensibility; to unravel the feminist perspective of social, cultural and political issues.

Core Reading

  1. JhumpaLahiri: The Lowland.
  2. GithaHariharan: Fugitive Histories.
  3. Sivakami: The Taming of Women.
  4. K R Meera: Hangwoman:Everyone Loves a Good Hanging.
  5. Sara Aboobacker: Breaking Ties.


  1. Studies in Women Writers in English. Ed. Mohit K. Ray, Rama Kundu. Atlantic.
  2. New Lights on Indian Women Novelists. Amarnath Prasad. Saroop.
  3. Feminist Visions: Indian English Women Novelists. Anita Sinha. Creative Books.
  4. Indian Women Novelists. Ed. R. K. Dhawan. Prestige.
  5. Patterns of Feminist Consciousness in Indian Women Writers.Anuradha Roy. Prestige.
  6. Contemporary Women Writers in English: A Feminist Perspective. Suryanath. Atlantic.
  7. Indian Women’s Writing in English. Joel Kuroth. Rawat.

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