Feminism In Bharati Mukherjee

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In today's scenario, the feminist literary criticism can be seen as the direct product of 1960s 'women's movement', which in turn was a renewal of women's inequality in society portrayed in the classic books. Feminist theories and post-modern ideas exhibited associations between one another in the later stage. As an outcome of postmodernism, the concept of feminism evolved. Feminist acted as a guideline in the advancement of the postmodern emphasis on the treatises and practices which was relegated in Western concept. For the purpose of shunning sweeping statements regarding "women" (Sharma and Gupta) postmodernism defied feminist criticism.
The work and characters of Bharati Mukherjee can be analyzed in light of the feminist theory pertaining
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In literature, it was being portrayed by majority of writers, among them, Bharati Mukherjee, became the live example of a free woman who through her novels, portrayed the struggles of immigrant women for achieving their identity. Bharati Mukherjee is a well-known third world feminist writer. The novels of Bharati Mukherjee are women centric and replete with the woman’s question. She portrays her female protagonists’ readiness to be assimilated in the alien culture. Bharati Mukherjee’s writings are usually regarding the experiences of migration and matters pertaining to it. She covers the issues relating to the status, sense of estrangement and numerous other psychological mayhems of the immigrants. By and large she focuses on South Asian women in her writings and especially Indian women. Bharati Mukherjee provides readers to take the challenge boldly against the traditional frame work of the society and to turn her way towards a new consciousness of her own worth and place in the society. She endorses the cause of women similar to her modern-day feminist writers, but she stands out from them as her fundamental concern is to demarcate the difficulties of cross cultural battles that the Indian women immigrants encounter. This is apparent by Tara Banerjee in ‘The Tiger’s Daughter’, Dimple in ‘Wife’, Jyothi in ‘Jasmine ‘and Devi in ‘Leave it to me’, three sisters-Padma, Parvathi and Tara in ‘Desirable Daughters’ and Tara in ‘The Tree Bride’. The heroines of Bharati Mukherjee are daring and self-assured. The characters of Bharati Mukherjee tell tales of gender, racial and ethnic complications shedding light on the challenges faced by immigrants. Further, very strong point about them is their malleability; they believe in realism and agree to take the
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