The Spectrum of Silent Pain and Hidden Hope of Disabled Women in India Through Malini Chib's Autobiography One Little Finger

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Asiya Samoon


Literature is not only about the dispersion of society but also about the radiation of human activities in that particular society through its own imaginative, poetic beauty since the ages. In this framework, the literature on disabled people has reflected the disabled culture, their humiliation, activities, pains, pangs, pathos, and exploitations. Although their narratives have been read and studied worldwide since their inception, they have often been given less prominence than others. Therefore, Disabled records have been neglected from the literary canon of history for an extended period. However, with time, it has dismantled the old stereotypical framework and broken the long silence of the marginalized disabled, especially the disabled women who have been trying to possess everything, such as the sea, wind, sky and earth and moving out to create their space in the human logo. In this context, Malini Chib's autobiography One Little Finger (2011) is a powerful story of the silent pain and hidden hope of disabled women in India through her triumph in overcoming disability. It deals with the harsh reality of her distress, pangs, pathos, and sufferings and exposes her cruel treatment in India, which is a diffraction of disabled women in India. This paper attempts to show how Malini Chib's autobiography shows the testimony of the silent pain and hidden hope of the disabled women in India.

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