Fiction In Literature

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“Fiction is the truth inside the lie”, says Stephen King. Fiction, a major branch of literature is a product of author’s imagination. It is a genre among the forms of art where it deals in part or whole with the events that are not real but rather imaginary. Usually fiction includes novels, short stories, novella as its major branches. All these are imaginative narration especially written in prose form. Fiction is a made up story which makes the readers feel and think. It contrasts with non-fiction which is fully factual. Fiction branches out into three categories namely Realistic, Non- Realistic and Semi- fiction. Realistic fiction refers to the works which are fictional, although it could actually happen in the future. Examples for this…show more content…
Mostly the Indian women writers depict the life of a woman where she is submissive and oppressed by her family and society. Several women writers composed songs, short stories and plays, before the advent of novels. With the passage of time, Indian English literature has witnessed several changes in the writings of women where they have brought forth the day to day female experiences to the world. Authors like Kamala Das, Arunthati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, comprises the list, they are quite outspoken and known for their bold views that are reflected in their novels. Their novels depict the psychological suffering of the women and explores the fact that “she” is not a weaker sex in comparison with “he” by any means. Today women’s writing is considered as a powerful tool against the patriarchal domination and gender…show more content…
She received her M.A in 1972 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and M.Phil from Delhi University. She worked as a Professor of English at Delhi University under the name Manju Kapur Dalmia for about 30 years till 2009. At present she has written five novels. Her first novel Difficult Daughters (1998) won the Commonwealth prize for first novels and was a number one best seller in India. Her other novels are A Married Woman (2002), Home (2006), The Immigrant (2008) and The Custody (2011). Her writings reflect man-woman relationship, human desires, gender discrimination, marginalization, protest etc. Her views of women’s liberation are deeply rooted in Indian women’s situations within the socio-cultural society of the country. They challenge the patriarchal
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