Research Article

Postmodern Multiplicity and Transnationl Feminism in the Good Muslim, Burnt Shadows and the Low Land


  • Hassan Bin Zubair PhD Scholar (English Literature), Department of English, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad
  • Saima Larik PhD Scholar in English Literature, IELL, University of Sindh
  • Muhammad Khan Sangi Professor of English, Institute of Language and Literature, University of Sindh, Jamshoro


This paper explores a wide range of issues that intersect with the lived experiences of the woman. The contemporary paradigm of transnational feminism locates the woman’s positioning from a global perspective. It is to understand how modern day context of imperialism and colonialism affect the authenticities of women living in different places. For this purpose, contest mainstream representations of the non-Western woman in Western discourses, the transnational feminist campaigns to recognize inequalities across different groups of women worldwide. It is essential to realize that the movement, as are the women’s realities, is not uniform. The presentation of female experiences in fictional works by, Kamila Shamsie, Jhumpa Lahiri and Tahmima Anam explore diverse and unavoidable themes of migration, diaspora, national and religious interventions, and patriarchal oppression etc. elements that are fundamental in shaping the women‘s lives. This research adopts the transnational lens in examining novels The Lowland, Burnt Shadows and The Good Muslim to investigate the South Asian moments of differences in women’s unique experiences. Theories presented by Grewal and Kaplan support this study as a central theoretical framework in this qualitative research. It is through these experiences do we anticipate a subversion of the solidarity assumed by dominant discourses.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

1 (1)





How to Cite

Bin Zubair, H. ., Larik, S. ., & Sangi, M. K. . (2018). Postmodern Multiplicity and Transnationl Feminism in the Good Muslim, Burnt Shadows and the Low Land. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 1(1), 3–9. Retrieved from



Women, Patriarchy, Oppression, Feminism, Transnationals, Inequalities