Sketching Feminist Identity In Contemporary Short Stories: A Cross-Cultural Qualitative Analysis Of The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad And Sabrina & Corina: Stories

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Dur-e-Najaf, Dr. Uzma Imtiaz, Dr. Shafia Azam


In the contemporary world, feminism has strongly evolved because of the incessant efforts put forth by women all around the world. Together, the women have contributed to bring the ideas that specify a feminist identity, and in an attempt to maintain that identity within different demographics, women have faced strong resistance, especially when the tale belongs to diverse cultures. This paper studies the journey of women in their attempt to preserve their identity in the contemporary world as they belong to two different sides of the world i.e., East and West based on the contemporary short stories. This study is carried out on four short stories with each two taken from the collections entitled The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad (2016) by Twinkle Khanna and Sabrina & Corina: Stories (2019) by Kali Fajardo-Anstine respectively. The stories trace out the feminist identity within societies where the segregated or traditional impact intensifies in the light of “Downing & Roush’s Feminist Identity Model” and “Matrix of Domination Theory” by Patricia Hill Collins. A cross-cultural qualitative analysis inspects the feminine struggles to preserve their identity within the selected works.

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