Gendered lives in vernacular fiction: Redefining family in Hindi short stories of the early 1940s

@article{Nijhawan2019GenderedLI,
  title={Gendered lives in vernacular fiction: Redefining family in Hindi short stories of the early 1940s},
  author={Shobna Nijhawan},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={56},
  pages={33 - 51}
}
  • Shobna Nijhawan
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
  • This article is embedded in discourses surrounding the new mobility of people as well as scientific, technological and socio-cultural changes in a late-colonial setting. It investigates how a number of prominent and less-known male authors from the centre and margins of the twentieth-century Hindi literary canon, including Rishabhcharan Jain, Shriyut ‘Arun’ and Durgadas Bhaskar, depict unconventional family constellations and human relationships that challenge normative conceptions of family… CONTINUE READING