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Volume 8 Issue 4
April-2021
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2104035

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253-263

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Ecofeminists Combating Patriarchal Ideology: A Study of Postcolonial Indian Fiction

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2349-5162

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"Ecofeminists Combating Patriarchal Ideology: A Study of Postcolonial Indian Fiction", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 4, page no.253-263, April-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2104035.pdf

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Ecofeminism describes the movements and philosophies that relate feminism with ecology. Ecofeminism is an interdisciplinary movement that calls for a new way of thinking about nature, politics, and spirituality. An ecofeminist focuses on the deliberate suppression of women by men leading to the destruction of nature. This paper would present in the Indian context the special bond women share with nature they live in, and would project patriarchy as a dominant tool in exploiting women and nature. To trace patriarchal dimension in postcolonial Indian literature the paper uses qualitative method to study novels that belong to writers who actively participate in movements for environmental causes and issues related to women. Ecofeminists writing postcolonial Indian fiction in English cover the range from early ecofeminism to urban ecofeminism. While outlining ecofeminism in India, the paper focuses on the suppression of women in the male-oriented society and how this suppression impacts their relation with nature and their fight to save it. The study of postcolonial Indian fiction by ecofeminists provide an insight of their struggle against the patriarchal society vented in literature.

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Ecofeminism, Patriarchy, Postcolonial Indian fiction, Suppression of women

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"Ecofeminists Combating Patriarchal Ideology: A Study of Postcolonial Indian Fiction", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 4, page no. pp253-263, April-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2104035.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2104035
Registration ID: 307189
Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 4 | Year April-2021
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Page No: 253-263
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Ecofeminists Combating Patriarchal Ideology: A Study of Postcolonial Indian Fiction", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 4, page no. pp253-263, April-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2104035.pdf




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