Sudha Murty's Novel Mahashweta

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The purpose of the paper is to study the evolution of a new woman in Sudha Murty’s novel Mahashweta. With the dawn of freedom, particularly India’s national struggle, the position of women took a turn for better. It was strongly realized that so long as women of country were not uplifted or granted equal status with the men in all walks of life- political, social, economical, educational, India could neither progress nor make any significant advance in any field. Our women have a great part to play progress of our country, as the mental and physical contact of women with life is much more lasting and comprehensive than that of men. For nothing was it said, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” In accordance to this proverb an apt…show more content…
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Writers of realistic fiction tend to use simple, direct prose to depict ordinary men and women in everyday situations. They value the individual above plot, creating stories that explore the psychology of the characters. Henry James is considered the father of the realistic psychological novel. James portrayal of characters and situations departed from the romantic fictions of the 18th and 19th centuries which had centered on characters whose difficult lives were corrected through perseverance, hard work, and love. What is ‘real’? Without getting into some long-winded and tedious metaphysical discussion, we can generally agree that ‘real’ is what we see, feel, hear, or otherwise experience in some way. But what about the interior experiences we can’t detect with our five senses? When writers want to get the inside scoop characters’ internal lives, they resort psychological realism, which is the faithful and consistent depiction in literature of inward human thoughts, feelings, and personality traits. This type of honest portrayal of real-life human emotions got its start in the late 19th century with the works of Henry James. For James and the other Authors who followed his example in the 20th century, novels gets the opportunity to explore the intense and starkly realistic characters in fiction. By demonstrating the deep truths that can be found even in fiction and by straining against old ideas
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