Role of Women and Environment in Temsula Ao’s Laburnum for My Head

Volume 5, Issue 1, Article 1 - 2020

Authors: Kailash Kumar

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Women and environment play significant role in Temsula Ao’s Laburnum for My Head (2009). Women empowerment relates to giving women more power over their own life and the circumstances they are facing with. Empowering women is to empower them to break the traditional picture of perfect womanhood where patriarchy dominates and women get all the bad things in their life. Women through their self-assertion contribute greatly towards women empowerment. It is this self-assertion of women that forms the core of Temsula Ao’s collection of short stories entitled Laburnum for My Head, and this paper. Writers of literature has always been lured and urged by their physical and biological environment to manifest the beauties of nature in their creative endeavour. Temsula Ao’s Laburnum for My Head showcases the correlation between literature and the physical and biological aspects of nature. This paper relates Ao’s stance on women and environment in Laburnum for My Head by placing the stories in such diverse setting as ecology, environment, non-human animal, violence, bloodshed, marriage, motherhood, animal rights etc.

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Kumar, Kailash. (2020). “Role of Women and Environment in Temsula Ao’s Laburnum for My Head”. Bulletin of Advanced English Studies, 5(1) (2020), 1-7