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Amazing George Sand

The French Revolution (1789–1799) had its share of feminist militant activism. One such example was the March to Versailles. Activists such as Pauline Leon and Theroigne de Mericourt agitated for full citizenship for women, they failed to gain political rights of ‘active citizenship’ (1791) and ‘democratic citizenship for women’(1793).

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Literature and varieties of history

[Part 7]

In today’s column on the topic of literature and varieties of history, I wish to focus on the work of the French thinker Michel Foucault (1926- 1984). He was a philosopher, historian, social activist. His is a remarkable career, and his intellectual odyssey carried him across several fields of inquiry and frequently ended up in unmapped territories.

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The form of postcolonial writings

In this week’s column, I explore the diverse forms and narrative modes that postcolonial writing employs for different purposes. Essentially, postcolonial literature represents an interrogative stance which questions the assumptions, methods and the very moral basis of colonialism.

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