Manju Kapur Novel Analysis

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Author Mrs.S.Selva Priya M.A.M.Phil.P.hd., Co-Author Miss.R.Niranjanadevi M.A.B.Ed., Nadar saraswathi college of arts and science, Theni
Women on the margins: reflections on Manju kapur’s “Home”
The emergence of women writers in the beginning of the 19th century is the milestone in the history of the world literature. The 21st century Indian English novel is extremely nervous, if not passionate, with the family and the personal life or interior world of individuals-man and
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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…show more content…
But Nisha’s mother reminds her of the duties a woman has to execute. She comments, “This is the life of a woman to look after her home, her husband, and her children and give them food she has cooked with her own hands. Sona wants her daughter to be stuck in the tradition that would make her a wife significance living. She wants that “the art of service and domestically should shine in her daughter so brightly the she would overcome her negative karma to be a symbol of hope in her married home.” She believes that a girl’s real education is in the kitchen. Moreover, a girl has no right to choose her place of happiness. Sona states clearly, “what is there in happiness? A girl has to be happy all over the place.” Nisha feels uncomfortable in her own home then she goes to live with her aunt Rupa. Nisha sees her adviser in her aunt and wants to lead a life like her. Her mother does not understand Nisha very much. The main distress of sona is Nisha’s marriage Nisha always protests her mother. For instance, she says “Masi says there is always time to learn cooking, but only one time to study.” The girl always tries to protect herself and her aunt. This clash between Nisha and Sona is a clash between tradition and modernity. The mother wants her daughter to be deep-rooted in the tradition that would make her life worth living. The author has depicted through the character of Nisha that it is not easy for a woman to

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