San Diego Union Tribune claims Sister of My Heart as “Magically affecting ... her intricate tapestry of old and new worlds shines with a rare luminosity.” She has presented women in variety of avatars; women as wife, lover, mother, sister, daughter and finally as a human being with her own mind and identity who aspire to adept themselves with modernity along with the connection with their roots. Divakaruni portrays her protagonists as a modern day woman struggling with the complexities of social, political and cultural changes due to globalization and postcolonial consciousness. She may present the expression of protagonists in different ways in different novels but her ultimate goal is to create a peaceful and progressive life that is favourable for women community as a whole. Even the psychological feminist aspect of inner conflict is dealt with accuracy in most of her novels. Sunday Times writes, “Divakaruni strikes a delicate balance between realism and
Her superb mastery of the medium of communication enables her to evoke not only the surficial expressions of the ‘outer reality,but also the subtle perceptions of the inner reality in to-day’s India.Her fecund imagination combines with her intellectual resources in transforming her fiction into a faithful vehicle of individual and national sensibility. Sahgal’s literary sensibility achieves a satisfying novelistic quality in producing socially and politically significant fiction. The novel, The Day in Shadow, deals with a protest against the restrictions imposed on women. The novelist, Sahgal portrays the women character in her fictions to strike upward mobility by educating, asserting, and by gaining economic independence themselves, Jasbir Jain observes; “In almost every novel, Nayantara has a central woman character that gradually moves towards an awareness of her emotional needs….” (Bai,K Meera 22). Title of the
For her fiction, the concept of ‘mother-woman’ is highly important; nonetheless, before addressing that, I will give a short portrait of the author-woman behind it – Kate Chopin herself. Moreover, during her time, a concept of “New Woman” was emerging and her heroines (such as Edna Pontellier, Calixta, Clarisse) reflect some of the characteristics. And finally
Bridget Jones’s Diary provided this and inspired huge numbers of novels centring on the same subject: the trials and tribulations of professional single women in their twenties and thirties who are trying to make sense of life and love. With Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding is often considered to have inaugurated chick lit as a genre. However Marian Keyes, an Irish writer, is believed to be the pioneer of chick lit since she published her novel Watermelon, which meets all the characteristics of the chick lit genre in 1995, one year before Bridget Jones’s Diary (Pérez-Serrano, 2009). However it is due to the enormous popularity and cultural impact of Bridget Jones’s Diary that Helen Fielding is considered to be the grande dame of chick lit. 1.2.
For nothing was it said, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” In accordance to this proverb an apt example is Dr. Sudha Murty , who is a prolific fiction author in Kannada and English and has published several books that promote her views on feminism, charity, hospitality and self-realization through fictional narratives. She is a recipient of many awards and the most notable amongst them are the Padma Shri and the R.K. Narayan’s award for her contribution to literature. The new women depicted by Sudha Murty are hard working, dedicated, delicate and docile. They normally go for complete surrendering but the very essence of self-respect always remains with them, ultimately, forcing them to become rebellions though in a very subdued way. The present paper is based on the psychological realism, exclusively to the main characters of the
Perhaps one could recognize for her work to the toon of feminist characterization, as Austen uses female heroines as the main character of Emma and notable others such as Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. Equally riveting, Austen uses various literary elements to depict the social hierarchy that is unchangeable sans the blood of aristocracy in your veins. Additionally, Austen attempts to reinvent masculinity with characters like Mr. Knightley and Frank Churchill. In combination with all of the above, Emma’s progressive ideas stand the winds of change, making it a model for writers throughout the ages and encapsulating all of the trending socio-political tendencies of Austen 's lifetime. Aristocratic by fate and bumptious by nature, Emma’s character is a challenge to the traditional values of the time.
Its messiah seems to have been Salman Rushdie. The appearance of Midnight’s Children in1981 brought about a renaissance in Indian writing in English which has outdone that of the 1930s. Its influence, acknowledged by critics and novelists alike, has been apparent in numerous ways.9 (Jon Mee. :2008, 318). Women novelists appear to say rights of women must be preserved.
Bharati Mukherjee is one of the most popular diasporic writers. A perfect mix of fact and fiction can be seen in her novels. She stands for feminism, which is reflected through her lead women characters. The transformation of women when migrating from a place to another is beautifully portrayed in her writings. She has secured a steady place among the diasporic writers, because of her portrayal of women in the newly adopted land.
Bharathi Mukherjee has carved out a niche for herself among the writers of Indian diaspora. An Indian immigrant married to a Canadian writer, Mukherjee has in her novels depicted the experiences that she has accrued through different cultures and citizenships. Her Ph.D thesis on Indian mythology in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha bears testimony to the fact that she was fascinated by myths. This paper attempts to analyse the function of myth in the novels of Bharati Mukherjee with special focus on Jasmine, The Tiger’s Daughter, Wife, The Holder of the World and Leave It to Me. In these novels Mukherjee primarily makes use of the Durga and Sita myth to explore and explain the psyche of her protagonists.
PREETI SHENOY AS A MODERN NOVELIST Dr . Manisha Dwivedi H.O.D of English Department, Dr. C.V Raman University kota Bilaspur email id -Manishadwivedi1234@gmail.com Contact no.- 9039727060 Address- Dr. C.V Raman University Kargi Road Kota Abstract: Among the modern Indian writers in English, Preeti Shenoy occupies a unique place for the diversity of presentation of plots, themes, characters and situations in her novels. Her main feature as a writer is her ability to deal with relationships related issues in her novels, which is always a hot topic to debate on. She has added a new dimension and marvellous flavour to the contemporary Indian English fiction. She has secured a unique and significant place as she aims at her innovative thematic concerns and deals in her fiction with relationship and its complications.