The Social Space of Indian Women in Meena Alexander’s Poems in Feminist Perspective

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Christy Shali Solaman, Dr. Amutha Dhanaraj


The concept of the social space of Indian women has been carefully portrayed in the poems of Meena Alexander. This article seeks to explore various issues of gender in four poems by Alexander. The poems selected for study are ‘Moksha’, ‘She Speaks: A School Teacher from South India’, ‘Her Garden’, and ‘House of Thousand Doors’. The article mainly concentrates on exhibiting the plight of women and portrays different means by which they are subjugated by patriarchy.

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