کشور ناہید کی خود نوشت ’’بُری عورت کی کتھا‘‘ میں تانیثی عناصر کا تنقیدی جائزہ

A Critical Review of Feminist Elements in Kishore Naheed's Autobiography "Buri Aurat Ki Katha"

  • Asghar Bashir Doctoral Candidate, Department of Urdu, Riphah International University, Faisalabad
  • Afza Altaf M.Phil Scholar, Department of Urdu, Riphah International University, Faisalabad
Keywords: Feminism, Eastern Feminism, Buri Orat ki Katha, Autobiography, Gender Inequality, , Self-awareness, Feminist Struggle

Abstract

Kishwar Naheed's autobiography, "Buri Orat Ki Katha," masterfully interlaces feminist themes, vividly portraying the intricate realities of a woman's life within a patriarchal society. This research paper delves into the multi-dimensional feminist themes interwoven throughout Naheed's life narrative, drawing attention to the various aspects of her journey. The analysis encompasses the challenges and struggles she faced as a woman in a conservative society, her path to empowerment and self-discovery, the assertion of her voice and agency, the dynamics of her relationships and family, her activism and advocacy for women's rights, her reflections on sexuality and body image, her career achievements breaking through gender norms, and her experiences related to reproductive rights and choices. Throughout the autobiography, a critical examination of gender inequality prevails, serving as a poignant call to action and a testament to the resilience and determination of women in their pursuit of gender equality and social justice.

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Published
2024-06-04
How to Cite
Bashir, A., & Altaf, A. (2024). کشور ناہید کی خود نوشت ’’بُری عورت کی کتھا‘‘ میں تانیثی عناصر کا تنقیدی جائزہ: A Critical Review of Feminist Elements in Kishore Naheed’s Autobiography "Buri Aurat Ki Katha". Zauq-E-Tahqeeq, 6(2), 66-76. Retrieved from https://zauq-e-tahqeeq.com/index.php/ZT/article/view/208