Kapur Women Oppression

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ASSESSING MANJU KAPUR’S FEMINISTIC EXPRESSIONS THROUGH THE READINGS OF PATRIARCHAL CULTURE Abstract: The patriarchal societies have a great influence on families especially on women who continuously strive for their independence in the modern era. The globalization and technology preaches women to be superior rather than to be inferior beings. But age old traditions and aeons of suppression don’t allow them to come out of male domination and at the same time cannot agree to accept their oppression. Women suffering from this kind of repressions come out with various problems. It’s rather difficult for them to revolt against traditional methods as they will be contradicted by the society. If they accept it their life becomes disastrous. It’s…show more content…
Women are not equally paid to men, though the working hours and the work are same. Women are treated negatively, abused and represented oddly by the media and the society. It’s not only related to one concept, in all the fields like business, politics, education men are more dominant than women. The idea that men can only succeeded in business or politics has crept into the minds of the people that they are not in a position to accept the female portrait in the place of male. Matriarchal society is quite opposite to patriarchal society where the power resides in the hands of the…show more content…
The protagonist Nisha was born in a family that migrated from Pakistan to Delhi at the time of partition. The head of the patriarchal family was Lala Banwari Lal, who settled in Delhi with his wife, two sons and a daughter. Yashpal loved Sona who came as a customer to their shop. Lala Banwari Lal couldn’t accept Sona as their eldest daughter-in-law as the family wanted to have a girl from their own community. But as a wise patriarch he could understand his feelings and appeased his wife who was ready to die if her son marries Sona. The matriarchal element starts between the mother-in-law suppressing Sona. Sunita, the only daughter was married to Murli who never takes care if his wife or son Vicky. Sunita after long sufferings leaves her soul and Vicky was left over to the mercy of his grandparents. When the headship is transferred from Banwari Lal to Yashpal and Pyarelal, Vicky was totally ignored from the family segment. Sona could not conceive for a long time and was forced to look after motherless Vicky. She couldn’t accept Vicky as her son as he was not her own blood and she had no other option as the entire family was looking upon her, as Sushila was occupied with her own
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