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Nature, Culture and Gender : Re-reading the Folktale (Hardcover) (P. Mary Vidya Porselvi)

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Folktales in India have been told, heard, read and celebrated for many centuries. In breaking new ground, Indian folktales have been reread and examined in the light of the Mother Earth discourse as it manifests in the lifeworlds of women, nature and language. The book introduces ecofeminist criticism and situates it within an innovative folktale typology to connect women and environment through folklore. The book proposes an innovative paradigm inspired by the beehive to analyze motifs, relationships, concerns, worldviews and consciousness of indigenous women and men who live close to nature as well as other socially marginalized groups.

In the current global context fraught with challenges for ecology and hopes for sustainable development, this book with its interdisciplinary approach will interest scholars and researchers of literature, environmental studies, gender studies and cultural anthropology.

Number of Pages: 196
Genre: Literary Collections, Nature, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: P. Mary Vidya Porselvi
Language: English
Street Date: April 20, 2016
TCIN: 51172227
UPC: 9781138676749
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-2578
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