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Jean Arasanayagam

A poetic symbiosis of two poetesses:

A glimpse at Jean and Parvathi ’s poetry on motherhood

There is a saying –‘The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world’, which speaks of the pivotal role of motherhood and the figure of maternity in the human world. The songs and verses composed in praise of motherhood its virtues, and the emotional landscapes that one finds this theme taking shape into various forms of expressions are manifold.

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Encounters

Literature and varieties of history

Part6

Last week, while discussing some of the charges levelled against the Subaltern Studies Group of historians, I alluded to the absence of gender as a vital factor, at least in their early work. This leads me directly to today’s theme - feminist history

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Cultural SCENE

Diasporic writings

Continuing the series on diasporic literature, I wish to further explore diasporic writings in this week’s column. As I described in the previous week’s column, one of the important features in the move is a de-territorilisation and a re-territorilisation. In simple terms, it is one’s losing the old ‘home’ and regaining a one in the new lands.

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