Kamala Markandaya's A Silence Of Desire

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As the country is marching towards the twentieth century, orthodox beliefs appear disillusioned. Practicing the old ways and beliefs as a result of conviction, prayers secure a divine intervention and considered to be superstition. So, therefore belief is outdated and nugatory. What has happened is that the metaphysics - with all its subtle extended apologetic - has declined over a period of time, become delinked from ritual, leaving to the vast majority in society a substratum of religious certainties whose expression now appears popular, simplistic and apparently unthinking. In matters of faith there are no absolutes, no over-riding mediation to provide a basis for arbitration. Moreover, as a result of fundamental transition takes place in the society and other forces will make the complex issues. These very forces responsible for new behavior, attitudes…show more content…
At the beginning the Swamy’s impact appears to be unkind, as it breaks up a normal comfortable domestic life. Sarojini, a traditional Hindu woman, an amazing mother and a submissive spouse, unexpectedly turns into distant and incomprehensible. Dandekar, who is a clerk in a central authority workplace, feels that this stable universe is shaken because his wife has withdrawn himself from the basic unit of society. Before everything, it smiles sexual jealousy that drives him mad, however later his wife confesses that she is going to Swamy to cure cancer in her womb. When Dandekar asks her why she kept this a secret Sarojini answers: - “because you will have stopped me going to be healed. You'll have dispatched me to a medical institution instead called me superstitious, a fool, due to the fact that I have ideals that you cannot share. You would not allow me till I lost my faith because religion and reason do not pass collectively and without faith I shall not be
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