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By Ritu Tyagi

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ISBN-13: 9781306167635

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Ananda Devi: Feminism, Narration and Polyphony is the 1st full-length monograph dedicated to Ananda Devi, a dynamic modern Francophone author. Recipient of Prix Louis-Guilloux and Prix Télévision Suisse Romande du Roman, she is defined through many as a prototype of a brand new iteration of Mauritian writers. This e-book analyses Devi's unconventional polyphonic narratives, relatively, her ideas that permit marginalized narrators to disrupt androcentric and dominant buildings of narrative development, thereby developing hybrid magical areas for female expression. Drawing at the suggestion of feminist narratology that investigates the relation among gender and narrative, this ebook makes a speciality of quite a lot of Western and non-Western narrative ideas equivalent to plot and plotlessness, narrative metalepsis, pluritemporality, multisubjectivity, myths, folktales and magic. It additionally demonstrates how her texts develop into the purpose of convergence of the West and the non-West, the female and the androcentric, the true and the extra-real as muted discourses resurface and standard differences among different types are blurred in desire of exchange and new probabilities. As this ebook is interdisciplinary in its technique, it is going to entice a extensive diversity of viewers from these attracted to modern Francophone and Indian-Ocean Literature to students in Women's Writing, Post-Colonial reports, and Narratology

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Understanding her premarital life enables Anjali to bring a fresh perspective to her relationship with Dev. While examining her marriage, she realizes that their relationship lacks a sense of equality and tenderness: “Il est à présent trop tard pour lui de réclamer ces choses qui me sont nécessaires: le partage égalitaire, une tendresse intuitive, une association parfois amicale, le don d’une main tendue, pleine d’une muette complicité” (26). Dev fails to provide any of these necessary things for Anjali.

It symbolizes that the woman is married and that her husband is still alive. Traditionally, when a married Hindu woman loses her husband, she has to remove the “tikka” from her forehead, marking her status as a widow. 1 – Plot and Plotlessness 37 Marriage in Pagli In Pagli,3 too, Devi scrutinizes the relevance of marriage. This novel problematizes the romance plot, as its protagonist is married to a man whom she rejects in order to take a lover. ” While the capitalized ‘C’ accords some significance to the event, use of an indifferent term such as “ceremony” for one’s own wedding reduces it to a simple event.

Therefore, she is not only an individual whom he loves, but someone who makes him what he is. He acknowledges that he is nothing without Ève: “Moi, je veux les deux choses: l’écriture et Ève. Ève et l’écriture. Pas l’une sans l’autre. Seul, je ne suis rien. Elles sont les fruits qui me remplissent, les graines qui feront germer d’autres graines et multiplier ma voix comme un banian qui sans cesse dévore l’espace” (66). Sad’s sacrifice for Ève towards the end of the novel is phenomenal. He is willing to take the responsibility for Ève’s crime and go to prison instead of her.

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