Call for Submission: Feature on Writings of Anita Desai

  • Publication: MUSE INDIA
  • Special Feature: Writings of Anita Desai
  • Issue 116 (Jul-Aug 2024)
  • Curated by: Dr Sapna Dogra
  • Last date of Submission: 15 May 2024

Other Details

Anita Desai’s work showcases feminine sensibility, existential predicament, psychological turmoil and subjugation. Her palette is not just coloured with women’s suffering, rather it reflects complexity of human existence in general. Her creative methods and thematic concerns have allowed her to carve out a special and important place for herself. She is the recipient of 1978 Sahitya Akademi award for her novel Fire on the Hill (1977).

Submissions are invited for the Feature on “Writings of Anita Desai” with Dr Sapna Dogra as Editor.

Contributions are invited on topics such as the following in her works:

  • Man-woman relationship
  • Marital discord
  • Quest for feminine identity
  • Role of memory and nostalgia
  • Language and narrative techniques
  • Identity, isolation and inner struggle
  • Women’s mental issues
  • Gender, sexuality and subjectivity
  • Feminine sensibility
  • Intricacies of human mind
  • Expatriation and exile
  • Alienation and existential predicament
  • Teaching Anita Desai

You may submit:

  • Articles (Max. 4000 words)
  • Review Articles (Max. 3000 words)

Contributions should include:

  • Full name
  • E-mail address
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Title of the paper
  • 200-word abstract (for articles)
  • Bio-note and Photograph of the author
  • The writings should be in English with a declaration that they are the contributor’s original, and exclusively for Muse India and not published anywhere else.

The deadline for contributions is 15 May 2024.

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Contact: Phone number- 9818077397

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