Incredulity Towards Metanarratives: A GenderBased Study of Sultanas Dream by Roqeyya Begum

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Abstract

Patriarchy has always been a dominant metanarrative among different societies, hence controlling all other power centered notions too. The ones affected, for instance, women started retaliating against dominance but postmodernism gave them a platform. Roqqeya Sakahwat Hussein in 1905 wrote a short story Sultanas Dream A qualitative based study, utilizing textual analysis has been done to look at Sultanas dream through the lens of Postmodernism based on Lyotards theory of Incredulity towards grand and metanarratives. The analysis shows Husseins (1905) rejection of grand narrative, i.e gender here, in her short story Sultas Dream. She presented a land where women are assigned roles based on power, logic and reasoning. They are rulers, scientists and educationists and males were not even visible in the story. They were barbarious, and bound to stay in boundaries. It is thus highlighted that Hussein (1905) has shown incredulity towards the power center and metanarrative, which is gender here.

Authors

1-Mehwish Malghani
Assistant Professor, Department of English, SBK Womens University Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.

2-Mehwish Ali Khan
Lecturer, Department of English, SBK Womens University Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.

3-Hina Naz
Lecturer, Department of English, SBK Womens University Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.

Keywords

Incredulity, Metanarratives, Gender, Stereotyping

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2019(IV-II).11


Page Nos

78-82

Volume & Issue

IV - II

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Published: Dec 2019

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