ABSTRACT The purpose of the paper is to study quest for self in the novels of Sudha Murty, taking in account the complexity of life, different histories, culture and different structure of values, the women’s question, despite basic solidarity, needs to be tackled in relation to socio-cultural situation. Women under patriarchal pressure and control are subjected to much more bunts and social exclusion. They live and struggle under the oppressive mechanism of closed society, is very much reflected in her writings. They are more discriminated and biased in lieu of their sex. Murty is considered to be one of the most realistic author, for she is able to bring the true picture of psyche of the women changing with the times.
However, the women’s struggles were twice than of these new settlers; because they wanted to ascertain their identities in a new environment, and in a masculine society. Thus, Bradstreet employed maneuvering, ironic, and sarcastic verses in her poems to assuage the troubles of women, and to emancipate them. One of these poems is The Prologue. In this poem, Bradstreet manifested her feminist voice and approach in an unprecedented intellectual way. It would be pragmatic to elicit first what’s intended by the title of the poem.
As anyone might expect, women in the Victorian age had no power and needed fight for the betterment they must have had in their lives. What one considers as woman 's rights today had not yet taken a shape in the Victorian age. The rationality of female liberation, be that as it may, turned into a reviving point for some Victorian women authors. In spite of the fact that their theories and techniques were frequently very unique, an ultimate objective of women authors in the nineteenth century was to a great extent the same. Artists and authors most of the time had to be clever while tending to their status in the social groups.
Abstract : Indian writing in English has attained an independent status in the realm of Indian literature. Fictions by women writers constitute a major segment of the contemporary writing in Indian English. In the traditional post-colonial society, the question is of women’s emancipation and its women writers are more passionate and serious about it. Women’s effort to seek their independence and self-identity started a revolution all over the world. Anita Nair, is one such writer who portrays realistic female characters in her works.
Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” However, due to the misapprehension of feminism’s main purpose, modern female feminists are manipulated to think and act more like the opposite sex in order to feel more superior (Lalande). Thus, the common misconception is that all feminists are
Neither can they completely detach themselves from their part, nor do they have any sureness in the future. Mukherjee’s depiction of women and their different relationships portrays the dominance of patriarchal practices in traditional society, as well as the forms of liberation and empowerment which are available for women in their diasporic situation. Mukherjee female characters are real, modern lifelike. They are typical representatives of young women particularly of the third world countries who cherish the dream of emerging to America for higher education and higher wages, and then after arrival there, aspires to settle there permanently. Their situations and the difficulties they face are also realistically portrayed.
Jyothi sing in her book ‘Indian women novelists’ tells “the process of reflection during the course of articulation has given her an important insight: she realises that fragmentation of the self is not possible. Earlier she had cut off the bits of her that had refused to be Mohan’s wife; she had denied certain parts of herself. But now she decides to live ‘whole’, retaining all that did not fit in the straightjacket of “wifehood”. She had decided not to look for clues in Mohan’s face and then give “him the answer I know he wants.” This decision fills her with vigour and buoyancy and the novel ends on the affirmative note of hope as against frustration and despair with which it had begun. The narrator concludes by saying life has always to be made
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
In ancient times, woman were not recognized as individuals or autonomous beings. Woman had to face many obstacles and they were always considered as secondary characters. The role of woman in Indian society and the iconic image of ‘female’ have continuously passed through evolutionary process and literature has always been an important medium to articulate and create the feminine image. Feminism is the belief that all people should be treated equally regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity and other similar pre-dominant identifying traits. Feminism includes the idea that a person’s gender does not define who they are or their worth.
Indian women novelists have contributed more for the development of Indian literature. The Indian literature has gifted several talented women novelists who present the Indian version of such books and that too within the limits of dignity and decency. Most of the female novelists are known for their bold views that are reflected in their novels. Among them, Anita Nair is one of the feminist writers. Her novels explore the disturbed psyche of the modern Indian women.