The Autobiography of India’s Bandit Queen Pradip Sarikhada To me, Dalit is not the caste. He is a man exploited by the social and economic traditions of this country. He does not believe in God, rebirth, soul, holy books teaching separatism, fate and heaven because they have made him a slave. He does believe in humanism. Dalit is a symbol of change and revolution (qtd.
Bharati was settling for “fluidity, self-invention, blue jeans, and T-shirts”(268). Bharati decided to be a part of a new community by marrying someone of a different community and living an American lifestyle. Unlike Mira, Bharati has adapted to the American community and has become a part of it. However, like Mira, she too has not felt welcomed in a community. Bharati compares Mira’s situation in America to one that she faced in Canada, where the government turned against the immigrants.
Being an Indian minded woman, Savitri can not overlook or break the religious convictions of transgression. She knows that Hindu religion takes it as a sin if a wife to disrespects her husband what 's more, she would be punished for that in God 's kingdom. She reflects," In Yama’s world cauldron must be ready for me for the sin of talking back to a husband and disobeying him but what could I
So, Lakshmi’s cousin Dixit suffered a lot for that bad incident. Often, the westerners do like that. Dixit represents the typical Indian woman because, she thought like as a suffering Indian woman that she willing to forgive her husband for her son. But Lakshmi told Miranda furiously, “If i were her I’d fly straight to London and shoot them both.” (97). Jhumpa Lahiri explains the pain of the immigrants in all her stories.
(Mukherjee 282). Bharati’s marriage outside her own ethnic group and willingness to move to “every part of North America” represents her amenable attitude towards change itself. Mira comes to America in search of good education and economic opportunities, however, she refuses to acclimate American pop-culture into her thoughts, actions, and perceptions. Mira’s closed mindset requires her to live a stagnant lifestyle in which she has “stayed rooted in one job, one city, one house, one ancestral culture, one cuisine…” (Mukherjee 282) and never provokes a change in whom she could become. The authors notion towards Mira symbolizes the fact that Mira ignores anything that calls her away from her ethnic identity.
Dadi also expresses that as a new bride there were no rights for women, except though the men. Although times have changed from Dadi being a new bride, times have not fully changed completely as when Darshini and Sita became daughter in laws. The preparation of new brides shows a patriarchal mentality. The film expresses that women are taken away from their families and marry into a family of strangers as they join the male’s family. The brides are obligated to leave their homes and their past life all behind to live in their groom’s home.
The process of Darshini and Sita being arranged into marriage is that both of the women were forced to leave their homes and start their new lives in Dadi’s home. Inside the household, the film shows some of the aspects of the daily lives of the daughter-in -laws. Daughter-in-laws are responsible for household chores, they have to work in the field, and as well are responsible for children. While the women were responsible for taking care of men and doing the household chores they were still criticized. Men expected women to perform labour in the fields, fetching water being expected at the end of the day to have water and food waiting for them at home.
Gandhiji’s own faith in his religion ‘purity in thought’ and so deep concern for the society empowered him to be without fear. If only the entire mankind would try and see their faith through the other’s eye. The answer depends as at all times purely, essentially on how many hearts will allow good to triumph over evil. Saraswati remembers the last words of her mother prior to her death; I like the idea of such deep satisfaction at a life lived with quiet strength. Stree Shakti, nari-shakti, women power from within; these are easy concepts to hold forth on adhering to them is quite another matter.