Traces of Standpoint Theory in Select Poems of Kishwar Naheed


  • Aisha Haleem Research Scholar Department of English and Modern European Languages University of Lucknow, India



Standpoint feminism, chauvinist, subjugation, phallocentric, retaliation.


The fact is that South Asian nations have a history of keeping women from speaking up in public, but literature in the area does quite the opposite by serving as a voice for feminism. Kishwar Naheed, through the power of her pen, has contributed a lot to raising issues related to female subjugation and deprivation. The knowledge that results from situations and experiences that girls and women share is highlighted by the feminist Standpoint theory. The idea that our work—the activity in which we participate—shapes what we know and how we behave is central to Marxist theory, where this emphasis on experiences comes from. This study aims to identify the feminist underpinnings of a few poems by Pakistani-Urdu poet Kishwar Naheed. Her work is grounded in the experience of the subcontinent as a whole, allowing for a better understanding of the development of resistance against chauvinist revivals that impose their idea of a "submissive good woman" on subcontinental women. Her "transgression" poetry rejects the limitations imposed by a false, chauvinist spirituality and tries to sketch out the contours of the oppressed yet rebellious feminine personality.


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How to Cite

Aisha Haleem. (2023). Traces of Standpoint Theory in Select Poems of Kishwar Naheed. Creative Saplings, 2(07), 36–48.