With the concerns that Chopin had for the freedom of the women and the social part of their relationship with men and had decided to show her concerns through the novel. especially her concern with women 's issues. It clearly reflects a comment she once made regarding her writing: a desire to "describe human existence in its subtle, complex, true meaning, stripped of the veil with which ethical and conventional standards have draped it." The Awakening does exactly that" (Timko). The Awakening was written based on Kate Chopin however more her concerns on women 's issues.
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.
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.
A constant comparison and contrast between Maggie and Dee is prominent structural feature of the narrative. This structural strategy helps in conceptualizing the plurality of female experience within the same milieu. This strategy encapsulates another dimension of womanism, viz., womanism refuses to treat black woman as a homogeneous monolith. Unlike feminist position, womanism is sensitive to change with time. This womanist conceptualization is shown by a nuanced destruction by Dee’s response to the quilt, which is the main metaphor in the story.
It proves its genuine precocity to allow the reader to know about the heroine’s ordeals, feelings of frustration as well as about her victimization within the oppressive patriarchal society. It displays women’s struggles to conceal the politics of gender roles of their epoch and to protest against the Law of the Father. In her discussion of Gothic tropes, Anne Williams reveals that Female Gothic falls under the rubric of a marginalised genre while identifying the critical reception of the gothic in the pre-romantic era with the categorization of women as peripherized subjects, admitting that this literary form has been “congenial” to them and pleasantly suited to their lower social position (Fleenor The Female Gothic 8). In one sense, this may have been a reaction to exclusion from the male-dominated ‘higher arts’ of poetic and philosophical discourse: the natural desire to express oneself finding a new and perhaps more congenial form from only gradually found critical respectability (The Gothic Tradition
NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW, HYDERABAD INTRODUCTION The book STRI by author Kevin MacGrath is an exploration of the passionate, powerful and even destructive feminity as depicted in Ved Vyas' epic Mahabharata. The author has made a generous attempt to reveal the much concealed role of the women in the epic. The author has also made an attempt to retrieve and analyze the classical ideas and beliefs that prevailed in the ancient India and how those beliefs were related to the role and status of woman in the society. The readers get to look at the great Indian epic from the feminist lens as the women are kept at the center of the whole episode of the great war at Kurukshetra. The author had through his work imparted a distinct and significant hue to the idea of feminity which is conventionally thought of as something meek, sensitive, empathizing and gentle although retaining the same.
The Thousand Faces of Night, the very little of this novel clearly and also strongly shows with evidence the lives of different female characters where self-abnegation is involved. Commenting on the theme and structure of this novel, vijaysree writes: A remarkable rendering of the collective struggle of women for self-liberation through the author’s play with narrative structures-framing texts within texts, with texts overlapping in curious ways, her carnivalesque accumulation of intertexts ranging from the tales from the Mahabharata to folk stories and her deft interweaving of these with the lives of real women. In this story of the novel find not only Devi, but her mother Sita also experiencing a spiritual change thoroughly. They are fully aware that a woman is mainly not a wife or a mother but an individual in her own right. Dr.Padmini and S.K.
On par with Western novelists, Indian women writers have made a bench mark in creating an island of their own in voicing their views and perceptions about the pathetic plight of women in India. Ofcourse, Shshi Desh Pande is not exceptional because, in all her works feminism surfaces as a dominating theme one way or the other. The present paper mirrors her reflections for assertion of identity and crave for emancipation of women from the shackles of traditions and customs. So to say, in her novel, Roots and Shadows, the writer highlits the agony and suffering of the protagonist, Indu in male-dominated society. In The Dark Holds No Terrors, she touches upon male egoism and inferiority complex resulting in sexual sadism, as well the harrowing
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.
Key Words: Desertion, Betrayal, Cruelty, Oppression, Hopes, Identity. Introduction The present study explores the novel of the very famous and an eminent Indian woman writer Shashi Deshpande who represent the contemporary woman’s struggle to define and attain an autonomous self –hood. Her female protagonists are able to free themselves from the stultifying traditional constraints after a long and bitter struggle .She has used various methods to convey the state of a women’s mind and her true feelings. The use of interior monologue or stream-of-consciousness technique is one that attempts to convey the inner life of character’s thought and feelings. The woman of today stands poised on the threshold of social change in an