This book has engaged with select women’s fiction in post-independence India in light of socio-political, economic, and cultural processes which determine women’s negotiations with the state. In doing so, it has highlighted the patriarchal biases that undergird the epistemological and institutional structures of the nation-state. The book has further exposed ways in which the nation-state deploys procedures of gendering, described by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan (2003) as “the discrimination against, and the control, protection, regulation, and non-recognition of the work of women” (24), and the ways in which they render women as sexualised subjects only.