Female Racial and Linguistic Exploitation Through Economics: A Marxist Feminist Analysis of Kamila Shamsie’s Selected Works

  • Mirza Noman Shamas University of Lahore Gujrat Campus Department of English Language and Literature
  • Zobia Hussain Department of English Language and Literature University of Lahore Gujrat Campus


Regardless of quality education, alteration of conservative era into modernization and escalating the streamers of gender equality, women are still standing at the verge of being victim of cruelty, injustice, malice, forced marriages, sexual violence and hatred. The law enforcement agencies themselves become part of exploiting women’s rights, co-modifying them and reinforcing the stereotype in this patriarchal society. When discussing the fate of women it matters less whether they are the women of East or West. Culture change, place change, traditions and values change, but the thing that never change is the behavior of community towards women. However, women are going to become abandoned or protagonist, it depends upon the inner courage of women. For an instance, women become helpless and start feeling them as the caged birds that can never flew independently. On the other hand, some women refuse to become the part of darkness and decide to become spark in nightfall. Moreover, Pakistan is land of tremendous examples about such women. Since the dawn history of human beings, subjugation towards the identity of women’s status has been observed in different communities and cultures. Additionally, this subjugation is deeply rooted and exists on a large scale in Pakistani society. Therefore, this proposed study is the splendid reflection of this acrimonious datum by ascertaining our point of view with the bounteous examples from the stories of “Burnt Shadows”, “Broken Verses” and “Home Fire” by Kamila Shamsie. This study will be a milestone for presenting the women’s condition in Pakistan and clearing the depiction that in developing countries like Pakistan, women are only victims of cruelty. For this purpose, Marxist’s interpellation theory was used to enlighten the feminist, race and language analysis by using the primary and secondary sources for data collection. Results concluded on the basis detailed analysis of all the novels explain that the systematic flow in the lives of women that is hidden in the generosity of world that can rampant the prestige of humanity up to great extent.

How to Cite
SHAMAS, Mirza Noman; HUSSAIN, Zobia. Female Racial and Linguistic Exploitation Through Economics: A Marxist Feminist Analysis of Kamila Shamsie’s Selected Works. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics & Literature, [S.l.], v. 4, n. I, p. 81-94, nov. 2020. ISSN 2663-1512. Available at: <https://jll.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal10/article/view/221>. Date accessed: 13 may 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/jll.v4iI.221.