Understanding Trauma in Nandini Sahu’s That Elusive Orgasm of An Incest Victim

Authors

  • Surabhi Jayati Purty Ph.D Research Scholar School of Humanities, English Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56062/gtrs.2023.1.01.417

Keywords:

Trauma, physiological analysis, psychoanalysis, body politics, consciousness.

Abstract

Nandini Sahu’s narratorial oeuvre vociferously yet delicately contributes towards the study of the female psyche and the body from a nuanced feminine perspective. That Elusive Orgasm of an Incest Victim, for instance, charts the anatomy of the psychological trauma of the victim, Jhumpa. This paper attempts to course through the inexpressible, unintelligible, and indescribable vestibules of trauma responses evident and resident in the tangible and intangible portions of the female body. It explores the traditional and pluralistic models of trauma that seek to delve into the problematics of the linguistic representation of the experience of the traumatised consciousness. The paper asserts the potential of the voice of Sahu’s Jhumpa as a critical document in pluralistic critical trauma studies given its narrative from a cultural physio-psychoanalytical perspective.

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2023-10-22

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Surabhi Jayati Purty. (2023). Understanding Trauma in Nandini Sahu’s That Elusive Orgasm of An Incest Victim . Creative Saplings, 1(01), 93–103. https://doi.org/10.56062/gtrs.2023.1.01.417