Love in a Headscarf: A Feminist Reading
Keywords:Love in a Headscarf, women, subaltern, feminism, feminist writing
As an iconic and suggestive woman writer in terms of informing readers about issues in women's studies and gender ideology, Shelina Zahra Janmohamed's work Love in a Headscarf has been analyzed and approached through multiple theories. Janmohamed (1974) dreams to change the world by raising voice against the existing injustice, discrimination and convention of the society which try to marginalize women as subaltern, suppress and control individual's identity in a boundary. This paper is a humble attempt to explore the elements of feminism and seeks to study the work Love in a Headscarf as a text of feminist writing. The novel Love in a Headscarf breaks the glass barrier of rigid social rule that render women as subordinate to men and breaks the boundaries that confined and threatened women's very existence.