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).
Literature and varieties of history
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.
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.