She blends the tradition of Indian myths and stories of mythical super women with the struggles of modern Indian women. Vocabulary: multidimensional Githa Hariharan, one of the leading writers of the Indian English Literature has made consistent use of mythical stories in her first novel The Thousand Faces of Night to convey the deep-rooted culture of Indian life and presents her own vision on the life of the Indian women. She makes use of the technique of juxtaposing the traditional Indian myths and stories of mythical super women with the struggles of modern Indian women. The prime focus of this article is to excavate the mythical stories woven to delineate the cultural heritage of India and the social status of women in patriarchy. Through her novel, Hariharan has proved herself as an expert in showing how women deal with
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.
It is considered her transitional work. Rich’s own real life experiences and her observations of life concerning the true situation of women in patriarchal society has found way in this volume. The pitiable condition of women in and out of the family, the exploitation of women in every field, the continuous tortures inflicted on them and the corresponding shattering of their nerves all influenced Rich so much so that she decided to write for women’s situation. Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law is her break through volume. It is here that Rich for the first time asserts herself as a feminist
According to Dr. Yousef (Faculty Member, Azad University), Kamala is the first woman to openly talk about Women 's social unrest in respect of education and career, sexual desire and frustration, suffocation of a loveless marriage. Therefore, this essay argues on how the poet used a feminist point of view in the poem “The Freaks”. This poem raises the voice of not only the poet, but also the unheard
Gender inequality has been variously exposedand protested by number of Indian English feminist critics and novelists.Kamala Markandaya, Shashi Deshpande, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy and Bharati Mukherjee may be mentioned among them. Bharati Mukherjee, a leading American novelist of Indian origin usually explores the lives and psyche of immigrant Indian women across the world. Her works like Wife, The Tiger’s Daughter, Leave it To Me,Desirable Daughter, Three Bridefocuson the marginalization and secondary treatment of women not only in India but in foreign countries also. But her seminal work Jasmine(1989) draws our attention at most to the gender discrimination prevalent in Indian
Throughout this paper, I will address the issues that women have faced for generations. Women have been the backbone of this country. We have been deprived the fairness and equality that we deserve as being a part of this country. Women organizations have worked hard to challenge these ethical dilemmas for women. When it comes to the rights of women one faces problems when it comes to one making their own personal discussions.
Githa Hariharan narrates the stories of Devi, Sita, Parvatiamma and Mayamma though linking them to mythological characters. The myths have been reinvented and retold for these women characters to connect to Amba, Ganga, Gandhari and others in their plight, in spite of the time gap of centuries between them. The central characters expose the various dimensions of oppression through ‘Story within a story’ technique. The novel is around three generations of women-Devi, Sita and Mayamma. The novel brings forth the idea how despite the generation, background and the education that an Indian woman attains, her fate is to fall back into the century old customs if not more to a small extent.
The majority of these novels portray the psychological sufferings of frustrated housewives. Women novelists reflect in their novels the predicaments of today’s women who have realized that she is helpless and not independent. Among them, Anita nair is one of the notable novelists who portrays the condition and status of women and how they suffer in the patriarchal society. The aim of this paper is to study the feminine existence in Nair’s
Her first story was published at the age of 21, in the Hindi Weekly: Dharamyug. Since then she has been consistently writing on gender issues and the lives of women. Mrinal Pande is an author, a journalist, an Indian television personality and presently the Chief Editor of Hindi Daily, Hindustan and Group Editor of the Hindi publications of the Hindustan Times. She has spent several years on the National Commission for Self-Employed Women, inquiring into conditions for rag-pickers, vegetable sellers and domestic servants. Girls is a touching story which portrays the status of girls in an Indian society and the prejudice against them.
In post- independence India, the archetypal image of woman is altering hastily and now she is annoying to put down claims for more space within the ancestral attachment. My paper is endeavors to learn the dilemma of women in a patriarchal structure where men are the dominant sex; the cultural construction and social mechanism bring about gender dissimilarity with reference to Manju kapur’s third novel HOME. It reflects diverse facets of the struggle of women’s sovereignty. Kapur has brilliantly highlighted the sufferings of women in middle class