A Married Woman Novel Analysis

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ABSTRACT: In Indian writing in English there are so many writers who have written a number of novels in the respect of feminine perspective like Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Anita Nair, Arundhati Roy etc. Manju kapur and others have intuitively perceived the gender issues upsetting women and presented women as an individual who fights against suppression and oppression of the patriarchy. Manju Kapur has presented the women of the 1940s when women had no choice to assert their rights. Women were not supposed to raise voices for their rights, protest against injustice. In her novel A Married Woman, Manju Kapur shows the life of Astha, heroine of the novel, who struggles in her whole life and she indulges in lesbian relationship with Peepilika. This paper analyses the patriarchal norms confronted by the women characters in Manju Kapur’s Novel. KEY WORDS: Gender, identity, homosexuality, love and marriage. Manju Kapur was born in Amritsar, a town in the northern Indian state of Punjab in 1948. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from Miranda house University College for women. She earned her M.A. from Dalhousie University in Canada and she further did M. Phil from…show more content…
She is a post colonial writer who reveals the true position of women in a patriarchal society and deals with the problems of women. Her novels present the longing struggle of women to establish an identity. In her novel A Married Woman, Astha is the main protagonist of the story. The story moves around her. It is a romantic story of Astha and her husband, Hemant. In this novel Astha engages with someone else. She has a high fantasy about her life. After marriage with Hemant, she acts like a mature lady who does her duty faithfully. Her husband and In-laws are happy with her. Hemant is a loving and careful husband of his wife. He always tries his best for
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