A CRITIQUE OF IMPULSES, DRAWBACKSAND CHALLENGES TO PAKISTANI WOMEN’S WRITING IN ENGLISH

Keywords:

Women Writers; Pakistani English Fiction; Motivations; Drawbacks; Challenges

Abstract

Pakistani literature in English being integral part of wider postcolonial canon is now recognized and approved in academia as literature of its own. Today, a number of writers hailing from different socio-political backgrounds are contributing to the English writing in Pakistan. In this variety of authors Pakistani women occupy critical position. This research paper aims to analyzeand understand invisible factors and impetuses that result in production of this bulk of literature. The paper will also study contemporary drawbacks and future challenges to women’s writing in Pakistan. The findings of the study reveal that, Pakistaniwomen write in English in order to challenge the powerful religious and political factions that undermine their position in society. Besides, English language provides them voice that is to be heard at international arena. Furthermore, women’s writing is exaggerated, melodramatic, political and monotonous. In comparison to Indian women writing, Pakistani woman writing is naïve and unsophisticated. Moreover, Pakistani women’s writers face challenges like rising extremism and reconciling feminism and Islam in the fiction. Thus, the paper will help understand the worth, degree of influence and future prospective of women in literary field.

Published

2022-06-20

How to Cite

A CRITIQUE OF IMPULSES, DRAWBACKSAND CHALLENGES TO PAKISTANI WOMEN’S WRITING IN ENGLISH. (2022). Pakistan Journal of Society, Education and Language (PJSEL), 8(2), 318-323. Retrieved from https://pjsel.jehanf.com/index.php/journal/article/view/784