Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Faculty of Arts


This dissertation seeks to find under-mapped territories in the discursive formations of postcolonial cultural productions, especially within the framework of Indian women's writing and feminism. These spaces can be the source of aporia because they seek to establish and contribute to a dialogue that is situated beyond debilitating models of nationalism, manicheanism and even hybridit3^ As a means of pointing to these spaces, the poetry of a Marathi poet — Prabha Ganorkar— has been translated and analysed in order to discuss how her oeuvre falls outside prescribed models of postcolonial literatures, and, therefore, meets/creates invisible barriers in its canonisation.



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