Kapur is a post ordinary maker who sees the position of lady in a patriarchal society and courses of action with the issues of lady. Her books demonstrate the yearning crash of lady to amass a character. She has attempted to make a space that lady need to have in family unit affiliations. She not basically discusses estimation of course for lady and the higher things in life additionally about the darker parts of life. She squashes and disaffirms the patriarchal hindrances and desires to state her character and attains pride and fulfillment to oneself in her life.
ABSTRACT The purpose of the paper is to study quest for self in the novels of Sudha Murty, taking in account the complexity of life, different histories, culture and different structure of values, the women’s question, despite basic solidarity, needs to be tackled in relation to socio-cultural situation. Women under patriarchal pressure and control are subjected to much more bunts and social exclusion. They live and struggle under the oppressive mechanism of closed society, is very much reflected in her writings. They are more discriminated and biased in lieu of their sex. Murty is considered to be one of the most realistic author, for she is able to bring the true picture of psyche of the women changing with the times.
In her essay, “The Importance of Work,” from The Feminine Mystique published in 1963, Betty Friedan confronts American women’s search for identity. Throughout the novel, Betty Friedan breaks new ground, concocting the idea that women can discover personal fulfillment by straying away from their original roles. Friedan ponders on the idea that The Feminine Mystique is the cause for a vast majority of women during that time period to feel confined by their occupations around the house; therefore, restricting them from discovering who they are as women. Friedan’s novel is well known for creating a different kind of feminism and rousing various women across the nation. In 1942, Friedan graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and took off to New York City to fulfill her dream of becoming a reporter.
There exists a very real relationship between the Female Gothic novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century and the social context of women at that time. This new class of fiction is essentially treated by women as it addresses women’s experiences offered an opportunity to address “the hidden, unspeakable reality of women’s lives: not just their lives in the private inner world of the psyche, but also their social and economic lives in a real world of patriarchal institutions” (DeLamotte 165). Notwithstanding the success of male Gothicists, Gothic fiction is perceived as a female-dominated genre as Leonard Wolf writes: Despite the triumphs of Lewis and Maturin, the Gothic novel was something of a cottage industry of middle-class
In the Article, am not I a Woman? Revisiting Intersectionality, the author’s state, “She enacts dispersal and dissemination both in terms of being members of a historical diaspora, but equally, in the sense of disarticulating, rupturing and de-centering the precariously sutured complacency and self-importance of certain feminisms” (Brahe e t., al 2004 p. 78). Although this may be true in some ways, a woman is considered to be needed at the will of others. All women are diminished not because of their color but by their
She meant to name her book “Feminism Without Borders” to place an emphasis on acknowledging the inclusiveness aspects of feminism. She mentions that “feminism without borders” envisions transcending across various divisions to fight for justice of all the obstacles that women of different groups experience. She incorporates the borders into her own life as she grew up in Mumbai, India, where she has seen the divisions between India and Pakistan at the time, went to both Hindu temples and mosques, and then later on went to the United States where she lived in different regions throughout her life. These borders aided her in shaping her viewpoints into practicing transnational feminist principles. Mohanty claims that she is an antiracist feminist and stresses the idea of sexism and racism fuel social institutions that often
Motives of the action of the female characters are analyzed in the feminist angle. Analyzing the novels one by one, one arrives at the following details. Ladies Coupe tries to deal with the opposition between ideological appearance represented in the material world and the reality represented in the material oppression of women. The central character Akhila helps us to see how it is a perfect example of the second phase advocated by Showalter. The feeling to get away however has been dormant, yet persistent all through her years of slogging and that is seeking fruition in her endeavour to undertake a train journey Women can be strong if they are able to find the strength buried into their depths,
Anita Nair, is one such writer who portrays realistic female characters in her works. Her strength as a writer lies in bringing alive the everyday thoughts desires and doubts Nair portrays her-female characters as a realistic nature of thoughts and ideas in her novels. This paper focuses on quest for identity and the feministic approach of female characters in Anita Nair’s second novel Ladies coupe. Key words : Post-colonial society; quest for identify; women’s emancipation. Identity is a state of mind that is granted by the interaction with the fellow beings in the society and also, by the acceptance in the society.
She mingles myths and real life stories in order to bring forward, a group of women of different ages and generations and castes, with a common interest. The novelist gives an account of the epic stories and its relevance to the contemporary society. Githa Hariharan’s debut novel,
Their purpose is to eradicate the persisting gender discrimination in all its manifestations in the society. There is, however, some change in the attitude of the woman herself as an individual in her own right. It is in this context that Indian women writers like Anita Desai, Shashi Despande, Kamala Markandaya, Arundhati Roy and Jhumpa Lahiri, to name only a few, depict the anxiety of the educated, independent, middle-class Indian woman searching for a balance between her traditional role as daughter, wife and mother in a predominantly patriarchal society and her new-found sense of self-longing freedom and private space. Slowly becoming aware of the injustice heaped on them, women began to raise their voice in protest and this led to the birth of Women’s Liberation Movement in the early seventies. Elite women living in