Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)
Social Epistemology and Feminism: Reading Feminized episteme in Mira Nair’s The Namesake
Author(s): Dr. Rashmi Singh
Abstract: The movie Namesake by Mira Nair based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel The Namesake, a major national best seller. The paper discusses the term ‘social epistemology and feminism’ and the interrelations between gender and other social categories such as race, class, culture and language, investigating their significance for knowledge-forming process. Feminist epistemologists investigate significant role of gender in knowledge production. The aim of the paper is to bring forth the way how an immigrant mother and as social epistemic agent Ashima plays a significant role in the knowledge-forming process in the development of her children in the foreign land.