Vol. 3 No. 2 (2018): Poems on Resistance

ISSN No: 2583-4347


The focus of this number is on poetry which are representations of resistance. Samra Fuad’s paper “Mulligatawny Dreams: Encountering the No-Man’s Land Between the Mother Tongue and Post-Colonial Language” views the rejection of colonial rules of language as one of the most obvious manifestations of deliberate anti-colonial actions in the battle to reclaim a national identity post colonisation. In a multicultural state like Keralam, this becomes a difficult exercise. We celebrate bi-lingual writers like Kamala Das who wrote in their mother tongues as well as English. Swetha Antony’s paper “A Journey with no Return”: Kamala Das and the Poetic Manifesto of Flânerie” engages with the evolution in the critical approaches towards understanding the poetry of Kamala Das in English, beginning with how her poetry was perceived as an epitome of Modernism within the discourse of postcolonialism. The focus of this paper is on redefining her literary identity by imbibing the nuances associated with the notion of flânerie.


G. S. Jayasree
Chief Editor
Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture

Published: 2018-06-14