Course Detail

195:232: Women Writers of South Asia

  • SAS Core Requirement: AHp, AHo

This course introduces students to women’s writing in South Asia in the colonial and postcolonial periods, focusing on how South Asian women writers explore issues of identity, violence, labor, and belonging in predominantly male literary traditions. In particular, it considers how poetry, short stories, novels, autobiographies, graphic narratives and films by South Asian women offer unique insight into new meanings of gender, work, and family.