She lives in Bangalore, with her pathologist husband. She has emerged as a great literary force. In her writings, she reflects a realistic picture of contemporary middle class women. She focuses on women’s issues. She has a woman’s perspective on the world.
The novel is Atwood’s imaginative response cast as comic social satire in vividly metaphorical language. The story line of the novel, The Edible Woman is simple but by using paradox Atwood has made it complex. It is a story of a woman’s identity crisis of 1960’s. The novel re- visions the traditional comedy in order to underscore and satirically expose women’s continuing conditions of entrapment within their own bodies and within social myths. In Conversations Atwood speaks The body as a concept has always been a concern of mine.
In the romantic novel, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen uses irony not only as a tool to demonstrate her artistic wit but also to give her characters’ a more creative complexity. As Jane Austen’s novel begins, the reader is shown many instances of verbal irony being demonstrated by the characters. For instance, Elizabeth Bennett demonstrates verbal irony when she states, “I am perfectly convinced by it that Mr. Darcy has no defect. He owns it himself without disguise” (pg. 52).
There exists a very real relationship between the Female Gothic novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century and the social context of women at that time. This new class of fiction is essentially treated by women as it addresses women’s experiences offered an opportunity to address “the hidden, unspeakable reality of women’s lives: not just their lives in the private inner world of the psyche, but also their social and economic lives in a real world of patriarchal institutions” (DeLamotte 165). Notwithstanding the success of male Gothicists, Gothic fiction is perceived as a female-dominated genre as Leonard Wolf writes: Despite the triumphs of Lewis and Maturin, the Gothic novel was something of a cottage industry of middle-class
Anita Nair, is one such writer who portrays realistic female characters in her works. Her strength as a writer lies in bringing alive the everyday thoughts desires and doubts Nair portrays her-female characters as a realistic nature of thoughts and ideas in her novels. This paper focuses on quest for identity and the feministic approach of female characters in Anita Nair’s second novel Ladies coupe. Key words : Post-colonial society; quest for identify; women’s emancipation. Identity is a state of mind that is granted by the interaction with the fellow beings in the society and also, by the acceptance in the society.
Khushwant Singh a lawyer and journalist has transformed into world renowned writer. He is chiefly branded today for his prominent works like Train to Pakistan, I shall not hear the nightingale, Delhi: A novel, The Company of woman, Burial at Sea and The Sunset Club. His writing style is witty, who has always been known for his profound and sometimes brazen interest in women. Some of his best known women characters – Nooran and Haseena from Train to Pakistan, Bhagmati from Delhi: A Novel, Champak, Shunno, Sabhrai from I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Dhanno from The Company of Woman, Valerie, Ma Durgeshwari and Bharati from Burial At Sea and Sunita and Begum Sakina from The Sunset Club. Some are religious and others are full of sexual instinct.
On par with Western novelists, Indian women writers have made a bench mark in creating an island of their own in voicing their views and perceptions about the pathetic plight of women in India. Ofcourse, Shshi Desh Pande is not exceptional because, in all her works feminism surfaces as a dominating theme one way or the other. The present paper mirrors her reflections for assertion of identity and crave for emancipation of women from the shackles of traditions and customs. So to say, in her novel, Roots and Shadows, the writer highlits the agony and suffering of the protagonist, Indu in male-dominated society. In The Dark Holds No Terrors, she touches upon male egoism and inferiority complex resulting in sexual sadism, as well the harrowing
Shashi Deshpande, the living dynamic Women writers in Indian English Literature occupies a prominent position. She delineates the middle class educated women to show that what man has made of woman. She has treated the typical Indian themes very sensitively and has portrayed the contemporary middle-class women with rare competence. Her novels reflects an
The mother –daughter duo i.e. Anita Desai and Kiran Desai are two prominent stars shinning in the firmament of Indian English Writings and occupy a distinct and distinctive place in the realm of contemporary Indian English Fiction. Both of them deserve appreciation for their literary output as they write on the subjects like home, identity, immigration, alienation and loneliness. Anita Desai, a renowned writer who is
The popularity of Shobha De 's novels is due to their contents, her mastery over the art of story telling and her use of the language. In fact, her novels seem to be the modern version of picaresque novels of the eighteenth century. The picaro in this case is a woman, but she, too, is avid of experiences, in search of which she goes from place to place. Shobha De began her career as a journalist in 1970 in the course of which she founded and edited three popular magazines - Stardust, Society and Celebrity and acted as Consulting Editor to Sunday and Megacity. It may be partly on account of her experience as a journalist that she is able to say things interestingly and with a courage of conviction in a language uniquely her own.