Anita Nair's Novels In Indian Literature

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Indian women novelists have contributed more for the development of Indian literature. The Indian literature has gifted several talented women novelists who present the Indian version of such books and that too within the limits of dignity and decency. Most of the female novelists are known for their bold views that are reflected in their novels. Among them, Anita Nair is one of the feminist writers. Her novels explore the disturbed psyche of the modern Indian women. Her primary focus of attention is the world of woman and the struggle of women in the context of modern Indian society. She has created ripples in the society of male domination by narrating women and their plight, fears, dilemmas, contradiction and ambition. She…show more content…
Feminism is a Powerful tool for voicing some of the basic concerns and aspirations of women. One of the Primal concerns of feminism is to declare that a woman is a being. A woman is not the other, she is not an appendage to man. She is an autonomous being capable of, through trial and error, finding her own way to salvation. The attempts to create female enclave are extremist reaction, but the recent trends in feminist literature are an indication that it is possible for women to live independently in the world where men also live. In the twentieth century, women’s writing is considered a powerful medium that brings out some features of feminism. Their novels speak of certain burning issues related to women as well as those issues that exist in society. Their writings speaks about the psyche of the female. The majority of these novels portray the psychological sufferings of frustrated housewives. Women novelists reflect in their novels the predicaments of today’s women who have realized that she is helpless and not independent. Among them, Anita nair is one of the notable novelists who portrays the condition and status of women and how they suffer in the patriarchal society. The aim of this paper is to study the feminine existence in Nair’s…show more content…
Akhila, the Brahmin heroine is a forty five year old spinster who burns herself like a candle for the welfare of her family. The character of Akhila presents a tragic scenario in the Indian family tradition especially in the middle class where the eldest first daughter has to sacrifice her life for the sake of others especially her parents and brothers as she is the first born in the joint family. No love is shown to her or no proposal for marriage is taking shape as she is the cursed member of the family, who is responsible to shoulder the entire family and sacrifice her life for their
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