“I don’t have a great mission in life and I never thought it was necessary for a writer to have one." – Qurratulain Hyder
The story of Jhalkari Bai as a Dalit Virangana tells us why looking at the representations of Dalit women in the history of 1857 is crucial.
अमृता प्रीतम के लेखन में नारीवाद और मानवतावाद दो मुख्य विषय रहे है, जिसके जरिए उन्होंने समाज को यथार्थ से रू-ब-रू करवाने का सार्थक प्रयास किया।
ऐसे ही झंझावतों वाले दौर में हिंदुस्तानी साहित्य में एक ऐसे सितारे का उदय हुआ, जिसने अपनी कहानियों से अपने समय और समाज को नंगा सच दिखाया। इस लेखक का नाम था- सआदत हसन मंटो।
इस्मत चुगताई उर्फ ‘उर्दू अफसाने की फर्स्ट लेडी’ ने महिला सशक्तीकरण की सालों पहले एक ऐसी बड़ी लकीर खींच दी, जो आज भी अपनी जगह कायम है।
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