Feminism In The Shadow Lines

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• ‘THE SHADOW LINES’ – AMITAV GHOSH The concrete and foremost high light of Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines is ‘post colonialism’ and in real sense the short-lived status of boundaries and frontiers, a key concept amidst the novel is how gender depicted in Indian society of his novel; matters on this topic. It is chiefly fascinating to know the two characters, the narrator's grandmother Tha'mma’s, and his cousin Ila’s, impact on the novel The Shadow Lines. Their view regarding nationalism is also one of the chief subject matters of this novel. Tha'mma is continuously concerned with Nationalist movement and India's nationalist identity. She is passionately and blindly in love for India, she was born in Dhaka, Pakistan though; and therefore not…show more content…
Her female characters are nothing but a pragmatic depiction of her imagination which might seem to the readers near to reality. We are also given in The God of Small Things, a picture in which women are craving for their place in the society amid their socio-economical, socio-political and psychological condition. The quest of her women is the quest of freedom that they wrestle with. The oppression and opposition of patriarchal culture is at the root level of the…show more content…
Both Ghosh and Roy have tried their level best to depict psychological, sociological and economical condition of women in Indian patriarchal society in their novels. Both of them have described a typical twentieth century Indian society in their fictions so minutely that to an extent; readers find themselves woven in the story. Independent, suffering, poor, pathetic, brave, foolish, innocent are the different attributes which I think are highly applicable to women of both Ghosh and
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