Feminism In Feminist Literature

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Literature truly depicts life and society to tell stories of the real world and its truth. Both male and female writers are free to imagine things and idea to create any story and portray its characters. Men and women both conform to the traditional gender roles assigned by society. These stereotyped roles are practiced for ages. Traditionally, historically and socially women are given weaker postion in society. Even in today’s global world women are deprived of their due right and they are still being oppressed. Feminists and gender theorists are raising their voice against women discrimination. Many Indian women novelists try to explore female subjectivity in order to establish an identity that is not imposed by a patriarchal society. The…show more content…
The analysis provided here cannot however be taken as definitive. Thirty years back one rarely spoke of Indian English fiction. In comparison the quantity and variety, fiction published during the recent years are very impressive. Writers like Nayantara Saghal, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandey,R.P.Jhabvala, Manju Kapoor etc have made it possible to speak of women’s Indian English fiction. One of the major international movements of the last few decades was the Feminist literature movement. The English speaking Indian women found the new ideology of subversion is very attractive. That they did so feel was in itself a desirable event. But since most of them have little interest in activism at the grass root levels in Indian society, they found it liberating to imitate American and French feminism and produce fiction giving their ego-graphs. The motivation of the fiction of the 80s creates some aberrations in the perception of these bodies of literature. Surely a fire brand of women novelists beginning with R.P.Jhabvala,Kamala Markandaya, Anita desai, Nayantara Sahgal, Kamala Das and many others-highlights the growth of the novels as an art from which exactly constitutes the hallmark of Indo-English writing. They greatly succeeded in bringing freshness to their works. What appeals to the reader most that they could daringly speak out about a woman’s frustrations and reactions in their novels. In…show more content…
They further give creative release to feminine sensibility articulate the birth- pangs of a new socio- political order. With Rich like us and Plans for departure, Nayantara Saghal Shows how there is a growing concern in her with the novel as expressing the collective fate of a nation releasing itself from subjugation. She observes in an article in span that no living literature can claim immunity from the social and political consequences and influences around it. “Fiction cannot be written as in the past. A story must have some implication for the collective fat, and be meaningless…………. The success of the mix can ultimately be judged only by the final test of any work of art its power, and the reverberations this produces long after it is seen, heard or read, sometimes from generation to generation.” (Sahgal
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