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The article focuses on the influence of women’s studies on English literature.

It also examines how


English teaching can be done in university level class rooms with the initiation of women’s studies that
began with women’s movements. In fact disciplinary literary studies in India was focused on the British
canon literature. Eventually the questions like relation between literary study and feminism has arose
due this influence. The representation of women in western literature gives the model of liberated
women subjects from the bourgeois Indian women. At that time there were many representations of
female protagonist in many Indian literatures, in Tagore’s Ghare Bharie (1916).

The western education of bourgeois women had promoted the individualism in women subjects which is
formulated by the elite class of women. This connection between the western education and the elite
class women institutionalized the study of English with women studies in universities, which further
allowed female students and teachers to engage with so called courses like English honors programs in
universities. Later on the articles also look upon the crisis of English studies in India, which gives further
details about the colonial educational history, institutional constrains and the syllabi of the system. From
this point of view of institutionalization of English literary study, the female teachers are even become
more aware to teach gender studies in the class rooms. The conditioning of students and teachers of
literature actually demands a teaching context across culture and gender specificities, caste, colour and
community. These are the criteria that involved in the formation of so called literary studies in
universities of India today.

Literature referred to be a reference for the feminism and gradually this context improved the literature
into its other branches translation too by the bilingual characteristics of teachers in a country like India.
This helps to find out the literary representation of women in a sexually imagined literary establishment
as a result of women’s oppressions. Literary studies also concentrate on particular skills like close
reading, genre, prosody, figures of speech, poetics and rhetoric along with the usefulness of cultural
studies, legal studies and historical studies. The shift from the concern of pure literature to culture
studies is because of the influence of study of gender. Feminism in India has “represented” beyond
searching of “images of women”. Representation is a dynamic process in which it “recast” women
through forms like law, religion, myth, legend, books, manuals, theatre and oral performances, songs and
popular literatures.

Film studies in India actually have a feminist investment in representation of gender issues, which has its
roots in cultural studies. Film is the most popular contemporary culture and media which represents the
issues of women beyond the boundaries of class, age, region and language. The second chance of area in
literature is the comparative literature, with the critical understanding of gender, politics and culture as
well as the revaluation of women’s writing. Influence of English literature is responsible for the culture
with feminism and women’s studies for representation in recent time. So in fact literary studies in Indian
university created a room for women writers and feministic criticism.