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Impact of Ecological Disasters in Pakistan from the Perspective of Ecofeminism on Women’s Physical and Mental Health
This paper aims to study subcontinental fiction from the perspective of ecofeminism. Ecofeminism, according to various literary theorists, develops a nexus between plundering of the environment and marginalization of women by patriarchy. This connection has been endorsed by Ynestra King (1981); Vandana Shiva and Maria Mies (2014). It was discovered during the data collection process that women are more vulnerable than men in case of any catastrophic event. This research reveals the physical, psychological, social and economic vulnerability of women in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide. This research, drawing on data, analyzes the interrelationship between natural disaster and its repercussions on women’s health. The analysis revealed that the women characters were plundered by males, adding to their vulnerability. Additionally, in case of any ecological disaster, women’s physical and mental health suffers more than men. Lastly, it was concluded that women’s sufferings are not limited to their health but also take on a sociological and economic dimension in the wake of any natural calamity.
Ph. D Scholar, Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Munazza Yaqoob
Associate Professor, Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Ecofeminism, Ecological Disaster, Physical and Mental Health. Vulnerable