In Pakistani society men are dominant and patriarchal system emphasizes the domineering roles of men in all spheres of life. Sara Suleri has written two memoirs that critique and question male dominance. In her both creative memoirs, Suleri quietly welds the history, politics and culture of Pakistan. Her father is a man of words and makes himself clear in firm and clear tone. Sara Suleri sees patriarchal social system as the fundamental cause of women’s oppression and she fights for the elimination of male dominance particularly in the cultural sphere, and ‘placing women and girls’ experiences at the center of any exploration and analysis through her both memoirs. The central claim of this study is that male patriarchal dominance affects south Asian women in particular ways. As male gaze concept is one of outshoot of feministic perspective, there are many ways to look at patriarchy, male dominance and male gaze.
I wanted to become a writer from early age so God has put me in a such profession where I need to study and write on constant basis. I am Assistant Professor of English Literature at University of Lahore, Chenab Campus. My area of research are South Asian and Pakistani English Literature.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
male dominance, Experiences, Male Gaze, patriarchy, Perspective.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General