Hegemony In Shashi Deshpande's The Dark Hold Holds No Terror

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Hegemony is used as a superpower to bring one’s own identity in Shashi Deshpande’s novel, The Dark Holds No Terror. Hegemony works well when the dominated person accept their dominance on certain matter, will bring out a unique space in society. Here, Hegemony deals with Feminism. Feminism is to achieve equal rights for women in all aspects. To bring out the belief, Men and Women should be balanced equally with equal opportunities. According to God, “All are created equal”. This is a right path to obtain equality. In Indian Literature, Feminism is prime concept from Sarojini Naidu to Shashi Deshpande. Deshpande is acelebrated woman novelist who has great assessment for the welfare of women in society. Her approach to feminism is positive. Whereas Deshpande, a serious novelist, who never go after dupery, brought out an honest voice for women to make self- awareness. Shashi Deshpande has been fighting to regain the same social, economic and political rights for women like man.
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Novel is a symbol of Post colonialism in India. Deshpande’s novels have Women protagonists for women have always undergone various problems like submission, dominance and so on, but they are carrier oriented, and intellectuals too. Women have been despaired and tortured have been highlighted through the characters such as Indu, Saritha, Jaya, Urmila and Sumi in various novels. They find themselves trapped in the roles assigned to them by the society. Indian society expects Man

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