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Anantharam, Anita

Works: 4 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 1,395 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PK5420, 891.1
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Most widely held works by Anita Anantharam
Bodies that remember : women's indigenous knowledge and cosmopolitanism in South Asian poetry by Anita Anantharam( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodies That Remember explores the lives and works of four of the most recognized Hindu and Urdu female poets of the twentieth century. In contrast to much of the South Asian literary criticism and postcolonial theory that concentrates on the Indo-English novel, Anantharam highlights the poetry of these vernacular writers, connecting their critical voices with nationalist and religious revitalization movements in India and Pakistan
Mahadevi Varma : political essays on women, culture, and nation by Mahādevī Varmā( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in this Reader represent some of Mahadevi Varma's most famous writings on the "woman question" in India. The collection also includes an introduction to her life, with biographical notes, an analysis of her importance in the field of Hindi letters, as well as a selection of her poems. The editor has included essays that reflect not only Mahadevi's ideas about the place of women in the home and the world during the nationalist period in India, but also articles that reveal her dreams and hopes for the future (and the past) of the Hindi-Urdu language. While many of these essays were written during the 1920s and 1930s when Mahadevi served as editor for the literary journal Chand, some of them appear to have been written much later, after India gained independence. The translators have tried to remain faithful to the Hindi, often keeping the syntax of the Hindi original
One day the girl will return : feminism, nation, and poetry in South Asia by Anita Anantharam( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation, "One Day the Girl Will Return: Feminism, Nation, and Poetry in South Asia," seeks to embed the poems of four women writers, two from India and two from Pakistan, within the nationalist movements of their respective countries. One crucial question with which this dissertation engages is: How do genres of poetry enable these four women, from vastly different periods of social history, and from different geographical places, to write feminist conscious, anti-state poetry? In answering this question, this project raises important theoretical issues about the relationship between gender, voice, nation, and sexuality. By crossing boundaries, both geographic as well as linguistic, this project provides a more nuanced and complicated understanding of nationalism in India and Pakistan, and how women's resistance to it has taken on a multiplicity of forms and voices. In theoretical terms, this study connects Hindi and Urdu literature, which have remained two distinct areas of study since India's independence from British colonial power in 1947 and the subsequent partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan, and points to the places and moments in which they speak to each other. To date, no scholarly work has successfully accomplished this goal of reading women's voices in both Hindi and Urdu, embedded in the literary public sphere
Investigations in structure and character : a study of Mir Amman's Bag o bahar by Anita Anantharam( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mahadevi Varma : political essays on women, culture, and nation
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Anita Anantharam

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