Nisha's Marriage Character Analysis

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Meanwhile the marriage mill goes on her birthday; the family pundit predicts that she will make good marriage soon. Nisha demands her independence in matrimony also; she wants to be allowed to continue with her business and would consent only to marry a person who will let her work. At last, she surrenders to the wish of her mother. Nisha is shown a picture of a widower in his early thirties, the similar mangli named Arvind, who wants to meet her. “Why does he want to see me?” persisted Nisha, “I don’t want to see him. You have chosen it is enough” (home297). One thing is certain; she does no matter who she marries. She is going to come in her’creation’ every single day. She has something in…show more content…
So she abides condition to her groom that she would have freedom to run her business even after their marriage. As a business woman, Nisha works spontaneously for last two years. It brings to her sense of achievement in life helping her to create her own identity, her own voice; and her own place in the society and in the home. This success leads her to get marry and fulfill her quest for home that may be parental or of one’s own, the key factor of the novel. The importance of Nisha’s marriage lies in the fulfillment of the family of Arvind, who is marrying for the second time after an accidental death of his first wife. Finally, she marries a thirty-four year old manglik widower, Arvind, who has no objection in her working. They get registered marriage and Nisha gets entrapped into the inescapable cage of…show more content…
“Being a woman in modern India means to be entrapped in to the Inescapable cage of, being a woman-wife-mother” (Clara, 2003:12).
Nisha also gets entrapped into her own home and cares for mother-in-law. Naturally, after marriage and conceiving twins, her husband’s and mother-in-law concern about the distance she has to travel every day. She bears the four-fold responsibilities of being a wife, daughter-in-law, mother and business- woman. She thinks about her business and has to leave her business in the hands of pooja on condition not to use her name and spoil her fame: “She stipulated that pooja could not use the name Nisha’s creations. That goodwill, that reputation was not transferable. One day she Would resurrect it, one day it would be there, waiting for her” (home333). Rupa masi talks about her caliber and confidence in restarting business at any time after she would be fruitful and have sons. She consoles: “You know beti; you can always restart a business you have shown a flair for it. But this time with your baby, this will not come again”

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