Redefining Power: Ecofeminism in Krishna Sobti
In the contemporary scenario, Eco-feminism, has gained much significance as it questions the various norms that affect women and environment. Ecofeminism draws connection between women and nature and emphasises the reconstruction of society’s conventional gender biased attitude and supports people without any gender based discrimination to end the oppression of both women and nature. This paper is an analysis of the features of ecofeminism in Krishna Sobti’s novels The Music of Solitude and Listen Girl. It aims to find the ecofeminism perspective portrayed in the novels and establishes its relevance in the society that claims for women empowerment, environmental protection and sustainable development. It also points out the reconstruction of gender views and its relation with nature. Further it explores urban tectonics and ‘urban ecofeminism’ depicted through the novels in contrast with Mamang Dai’s ‘rural ecofeminism’.
Feminism has been focused upon what is absent rather than what is present, reflecting concern with the silencing and marginalization of women in a patriarchal culture, a culture organized in the favor of men.( Guerin et al. 223).
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