“Word”, “honour” , and forced marriages : depiction of matrimonial custom of Pakistani tribals in Bapsi Sidhwa’s the bride

Other Title(s)

الوعد و الشرف و الزواج القسري : تصوير عادات الزواج في القبائل الباكستانية في رواية العروس لبابسي سيدهوا

Author

Naim al-Rahman, Muhammad

Source

Journal of Languages and Translation

Issue

Vol. 2, Issue 2 (31 Jul. 2022), pp.81-92, 12 p.

Publisher

Benbouali Hassiba University of Chlef Faculty of Foreign Languages Laboratory of Information and Communication Technologies in the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Translation

Publication Date

2022-07-31

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

12

Main Subjects

Sociology
Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

This discussion aims to investigate how tribal woman is maltreated in the name of “word” and “honour” depicted in Bapsi Sidhwa's The Bride.

It explains how the words, “word” and “honour” are given connotation to exploit the freedom and the basic rights of women in tribal areas of Pakistan.

Further, the objective of this study is to highlight the peculiar traditional customs rampant in the tribal areas of Pakistan which results in early marriages, child marriages, as well as forced marriages.

Living under patriarchal norms the tribal woman is leading a life of slavery.

Either a tribal woman is forced to marry a person who is three times older than she or even sometimes she is forced to marry a person who has not yet reached the age of puberty.

Majority of the tribal women accept their lot stoically but those who nourish the feelings of rebellion in their minds, they face gruesome consequences.

The tribal don't follow the constitution of the country, rather, they follow the man-made laws devised by their elders.

In order to strengthen the discussion, on the one side, the textual fabrics of the novel will be untangled, on the other hand, the views of those researchers will be considered into account who have carried out their research on the tribal matrimonial traditions.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Naim al-Rahman, Muhammad. 2022. “Word”, “honour” , and forced marriages : depiction of matrimonial custom of Pakistani tribals in Bapsi Sidhwa’s the bride. Journal of Languages and Translation،Vol. 2, no. 2, pp.81-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1392722

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Naim al-Rahman, Muhammad. “Word”, “honour” , and forced marriages : depiction of matrimonial custom of Pakistani tribals in Bapsi Sidhwa’s the bride. Journal of Languages and Translation Vol. 2, no. 2 (2022), pp.81-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1392722

American Medical Association (AMA)

Naim al-Rahman, Muhammad. “Word”, “honour” , and forced marriages : depiction of matrimonial custom of Pakistani tribals in Bapsi Sidhwa’s the bride. Journal of Languages and Translation. 2022. Vol. 2, no. 2, pp.81-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1392722

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 91-92

Record ID

BIM-1392722