Subjugation and the Othering in Bapsi Sidwa’s Novel “The Pakistani Bride” A Muted Group Theory (MGT) Perspectives

  • Raj Wali Khan Islamia college university Peshawar
  • Hina Abid University of lahore
  • syed sajjad ali English department, NUML Peshawar campus


The stringent patriarchal system and the intricacies of social conditioning, through coercion and ideological indoctrination concerning gender values, are peculiar to the Kohistani culture. It must be explored before the emancipation of women in Kohistani tribal society. The Bapsi Sidwa’s “The Pakistani Bride” portrays a girl Zaitoon’s life; a female subjected to patriarchal circumstances.  She is treated,  to some extent,  the same way as in  Simon de Bouvier's “The Second Sex”, However, the peculiarity of  Kohistani culture perhaps makes it worse.  The paper explores the deep causes of female subjugation and Othering in society. Moreover, the paper also advocates the female strengths and individuality implemented in contemporary Kohistani culture by tracing its tenets according to Muted Group Theory (MGT).

Author Biographies

Hina Abid, University of lahore

Hina Abid is a Mphil student at the Department of English language and literature at the University of Lahore. she is interested in discourse analysis, cross-cultural communication, and women studies.

syed sajjad ali, English department, NUML Peshawar campus

Sajjad Ali is a Ph.D. scholar at qurtaba university and working on discourse analysis. He is also interested in language teaching and learning. 

How to Cite
KHAN, Raj Wali; ABID, Hina; ALI, syed sajjad. Subjugation and the Othering in Bapsi Sidwa’s Novel “The Pakistani Bride” A Muted Group Theory (MGT) Perspectives. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics & Literature, [S.l.], v. 4, n. II, p. 139-151, apr. 2021. ISSN 2663-1512. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2021. doi: