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Subtitle: Towards Conceptualising Self in the Autobiographies of Indian Women Writers

Authored By: Anupriya Roy Srivastava

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789389824278

Year of Publication: 2020

Pages: 218

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  Literary Criticism & Theory

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About the Book


Autobiography is an intricate process that requires not only self-discovery through remembrance but also construction of the self through discovery. Women’s autobiography requires a new hermeneutics of the self. Anamnesis ratiocinates various perspectives on how women develop a sense of self and define their selves in terms of gender ideology in the course of revealing some significant aspects of their lives. It cogitates on the cognitive content of gender-genre incompatibility of women’s autobiography and on the dialectics of differences. Anamnesis is a perspicacious communiqué on the quintessential female experience cantilevered in the major women’s autobiographies written since the inception of the genre in the Western as well as in Indian tradition of writing autobiographies along with some theoretical formulations which problematises the notion of selfhood in autobiographies with special reference to some of the Indian women’s autobiographies.

About the Author


Dr. Anupriya Roy Srivastava is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English & MEL, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan. Earlier she taught at Amity University, Lucknow. She has done her graduation and post-graduation in English Literature from Banaras Hindu University. She has been conferred Ph.D. by Banaras Hindu University for her research on Indian Women’s Autobiography. Her areas of academic interest lies in Women’s Studies, Autobiography Studies, Dalit Literature, Transgender Studies, Disability Studies, Diaspora Fiction, Cinema Studies, Contemporary Indian English Literature, etc. She has more than twenty research papers to her credit published in many refereed and indexed journals of national and international repute. Dr. Anupriya has also shown her acumen to deal with unplumbed areas of research in participating, presenting research papers in many national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. She has has qualified UGC-NET examination and has been the recipient of U.G.C. Research Fellowship too. She has been honoured with many awards and accolades. She is associated with professional and literary societies like Shakespearean Society of Eastern India in Kolkata, MELOW, etc. She is also member of editorial board of many international refereed journals. Dr. Anupriya has been a keen learner of languages and can speak, read and write five languages (English, Bengali, Hindi, Italian, and Spanish). She is an avid painter, photographer, and singer too.