Shubha Tiwari, Sarwar Ahmad Wani
Shubha Tiwari1, Sarwar Ahmad Wani2
1Professor, Department of English, A.P.S University, Rewa, (M.P) India.
2Research Scholar, Department of English, A.P.S University, Rewa (M.P) India.
Volume - 14,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2023
The degradation of land and ecosystem and its effects on humans is the biggest issue today. These issues have numerous effects on human existence, including decreased access to clean water, loss of biodiversity, food scarcity, and increased vulnerability to natural disasters. In this context, the concept of ecofeminism has gained new significance as it offers a unique perspective on the intersection of environmental issues and gender. Ecofeminism is a philosophical and social movement that recognizes the interconnectedness of the oppression of women and the degradation of the environment. Ecofeminists argue that both the exploitation of nature and the oppression of women stem from similar societal structures and belief systems that prioritize profit, power, and domination over women and the natural world. This paper attempts to study Kamala Markandaya, Nectar in a Sieve from an ecofeminist perspective and how power and dominance are themes that appear throughout this novel and have a direct impact on both the world of women and the world of Nature. The novel delves into topics such as destitution, exploitation, and the devastation of the natural world through the experiences of its female protagonist. Ecofeminism emphasizes the need for a holistic approach to environmental issues that takes into account the interconnectedness of all living beings. It recognizes the importance of preserving traditional knowledge and practices that promote sustainability and respect for nature. Additionally, ecofeminism calls for the inclusion of women in decision-making processes related to environmental issues, as they are often the ones most affected by environmental degradation.
Cite this article:
Shubha Tiwari, Sarwar Ahmad Wani. Woman as a Savior and Nurturer of Nature: An Ecofeminist Analysis of Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023;14(2):89-2. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00018
Shubha Tiwari, Sarwar Ahmad Wani. Woman as a Savior and Nurturer of Nature: An Ecofeminist Analysis of Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023;14(2):89-2. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00018 Available on: https://www.rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-14-2-6
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