A comparison of womens struggle in indian and korean literature

The social satire apparent throughtout Pak Wan-so's Hwich'aonggorinun ohu The Reeling Afternoon and Ch'oe Il-lam's T'aryong The Tune are representative of important tendencies in the novel of this period. For example, as the author touches upon in the conclusion [End Page ] of the last chapter, the genealogy of current Korean feminist writers and intellectuals could be traced by uncovering the heritage of each of these women.

But, at the same time, maintaining their own political autonomy and organisational identity. Until the end of the 19th century, Korean poetry and fiction were mostly written in imitation of Classical Chinese models.

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Patel In the Himalayan valleys, under the leadership of Gandhian community workers the struggle against arbitrary felling of the trees which led to deforestation and massive scarcity of fuel, fodder, water and seasonal fruits, landslides devastating villages after villages began. During the s, Korean society found itself in the throes of rapid industrialization in which the gap between the rich and the poor, as well as regional disparities in industrial development, became markedly visible. Of particular significance were the works of male intellectuals that portrayed explicit ideas about women's liberation e. But the report failed to throw anylight on violence against women in the civil society and by the custodians of law and order. The later works gave more weight to the fates of individual characters, and commonplace love-struggles became more prominent. Clearly, these novels opened up new possibilities for the "labor" novel as they gave new expression to the depravities and sufferings borne by the lives of the laborers in Korea during this period in history. It is understood that women have subordinate status in our society so the knowledge base created by WS should be used for empowerment of women Patel, Back to Top In the mids, Korean literature was divided into national and class literatures, in accordance with the democratic and socialist ideals that were popular that time. The poetry of Yi Yuk-sa and Yun Dong-ju was also important in that it captured the emotion of the people in their resistance to Japanese imperialism. Mujong was not thoroughgoing in its apprehension of colonial period reality, but as a novel combining the fatalistic life of the individual with the Zeitgeist of the period, it is recognized as being modern in character. For all practical purpose, YWCA was multireligious in terms of its areas of activities and beneficiaries, though its decision-makers happened to be the Christian wives of politicians, bureaucrats, professionals and managerial cadre who were in the close proximity of the British rulers. This division in political thought also made a significant impact on the literary world, as the factionalism and struggles began to occur between Southern and Northern literatures.

Macro political processes were also finding major shifts in their rhetorics as the protest movements of the subaltern masses had taken militant paths guided by different political ideologies. Families, which allowed women to take political risks, emerged as powerful politicians.

In order to achieve mass support from the farmers and laborers, it poured its energies into the creation of a "labor literature" and a "farmer literature.

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Atrocities committed against women during the Emergency were openly documented and reported in the press. The political agenda of AIWC was to fight against child marriage, mobilise public opinion in favour of voting rights for women, impart basic skills such as tailoring, embroidery, cookery, hair-style, childcare, folk and classical music and dance,letter-writing etc to women to become efficient home-makers. Yi Kwang-su's short story Sonyonui piae The Sorrow of Youth in which he writes of the inner pain of the individual, was followed by his full-length novel Mujong Heartlessness , the success of which placed him at the center of Korean letters. The geographical division between North and South did not correspond to the distribution of radical and conservative political opinions. They contributed greatly to the formation of the modern chayushi free verse poem. It has to be read and understood as such. The change from traditional to modern literature during the Enlightenment period was largely due to the effects of the New Education and the Korean Language and Literature movement. In their personal lives also they practice non-discriminatory attitudes towards people of different religions, castes and classes. But, at the same time, maintaining their own political autonomy and organisational identity. It was during this period that the Korean people began to exhibit a more positive attitude in coping with their national situation. More generally, the female characters in these first modern novels aspire to a life lived on their own terms, and often they fail to find it. Differences in eating habits, dress-code and language barriers prevented them from collaborative ventures though their leadership was from the economically better-off section. After so much trauma, there was little space for fantasy and romance -- 'realism and high seriousness' were demanded by the critics.

In terms of alternative cultural inputs, this conference was a trendsetter. Absolutely forbidden topics included anything that smacked of 'Communism', which was identified with support for North Korea.

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