Female Objectification in Anglophone Literature: A Critical Feminist Analysis of The Pakistani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa


  • Syed Muhammad Muaz Arshed Bukhari MPhil Scholar, The University of Chenab, Gujrat.
  • Dr. Muhammad Akbar Khan Department of Languages, The University of Chenab, Gujrat.
  • Aatika Riaz MPhil Scholar, The University of Chenab, Gujrat.


Objectification, male gaze, colonial legacies, intersectionality, the Pakistani Bride


This research study delves into the exploration of the phenomenon of objectification in the novel The Pakistani Bride through the lens of post-colonial and feminist frameworks. Utilizing Homi K. Bhabha’s concept of the third space, the analysis unravels the negotiation of power dynamics rooted in colonial legacies. Laura Mulvey’s gaze theory provides a crucial framework for understanding the influence of the male gaze on female characters, shaping the portrayal of objectification. Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s intersectional feminism enriches the analysis by emphasizing the interconnectedness of gender, class, and post-colonial identity in shaping nuanced dimensions of objectification. Aijaz Ahmad’s political lens aided in scrutinizing societal structures, unveiling how they perpetuated or resisted objectification and contributing to a nuanced understanding of post-colonial societal dynamics. This research illuminates the complexities of post-colonial identity and resistance within the specific cultural and historical context of Pakistan, offering valuable insights into the intricate interplay of power, identity, and agency in the narrative. 


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How to Cite

Arshed Bukhari, S. M. M. ., Khan, D. M. A., & Riaz, A. . (2024). Female Objectification in Anglophone Literature: A Critical Feminist Analysis of The Pakistani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa. Al-Aijaz Research Journal of Islamic Studies & Humanities , 8(1), 1-12. Retrieved from https://arjish.com/index.php/arjish/article/view/657