Burning with Shame: Desire and South Asian patriarchy, from Gayatri Spivak's 'Can the Subaltern Speak?' to Deepa Mehta's Fire

Gairola, Rahul
September 2002
Comparative Literature;Fall2002, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p307
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Evaluates the essay 'Can the Subaltern Speak?' by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Main topic of the essay; Information on the construction of female subjectivity; Use of cinema as a transnational tool for subaltern speech.


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