From Subjecthood to Fluidity: A Lacanian Reading of Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises
Nisha Pappachan
Feminine Discourse, Female Subject hood, gender fluidity, Phallogocentric Language
This article has analyzed the Novel Ancient Promises (2000) written by Jaishree Misra from a psychoanalytical-feminist perspective using Lacan's theory of The Name-of-the-Father and Helene Cixous, ecriture feminine to accentuate the weakened power of the Phallogocentric discourse in the formation of the female subjects. Jaishree Misra, a present-day Indian Novelist, takes us deeper into the consciousness of her women character and addresses her qualms, predicaments, and motivations. She states her discernments as a modern woman writer who writes women. In this semi-autobiographical novel, Misra portrays Janu as a silent subject according to Lacan’s Symbolic order and later on accepts a reverse path towards self-fulfillment and actualization. Jaishree Misra employs the method of deconstructing the Patriarchal discourse and elucidates a woman’s rear journey from these patriarchal norms to liberation by rejecting something finite, structured, and meaningful according to the patriarchal system.
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Unique Paper ID: 153393

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 7

Page(s): 224 - 227
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