International Seminar on Dimensions of Anthropocentrism Ave Maria Mechery M.Phil Research Scholar Nirmala College for Women Coimbatore firstname.lastname@example.org "Portrayal of a New Woman and her Quest for Identity” in Manju Kapur’s ‘Difficult Daughters’ Abstract---Manju Kapur is an eminent writer in the world of Indian English writings, her debut novel ‘Difficult Daughters’(1998) depicts the portrayal of a new woman and her struggle for the attainment of identity. The novel ‘Difficult Daughters’ received Commonwealth Award
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was conditioned by the Indian upbringing but has risen above the traditional constraints. Divakaruni’s writing primarily deals with the immigrant women’s quest for identity, freedom and independence. This paper attempts to analyze immigrant women’s quest for identity, freedom and independence in the novel The Mistress of Spices. Keywords: Diaspora, Freedom, Identity, Independence, Immigration. In the entire range of diaspora literature, it has categorically been accepted that the geographical shift of locations essentially generates the psyche of rootlessness and marginality.
Abstract Bharati Mukherjee represents in her novels the contemporary woman’s struggle to define herself and attain an autonomous selfhood, especially in cross-cultural crisis, a subject which has assumed a great significance in the present world of globalization. She endeavored to dive deep into the distorted psyche of those immigrants who have been surviving in the conflict of traditional Indian values. In her characters there is an inherent fascination for Western mode of living that they have chosen out of their professional compulsions or for their urge to achieve a greater freedom in liberal and dynamic society of America. The focus in Bharati Mukherjee fiction is on the predicament of migrants and the possibilities for their absorption
That in return turns into resentment within the mother daughter relationship. In a study performed by Akm Aminur Rashid that was published in the Journal Of Humanities And Social Science states Mrs. Woo “places unreasonable expectations on the shoulders of her young tender daughter. While the mother may not exactly know where her daughter’s prodigal talents lie, she is nevertheless adamant that her daughter is destined for greatness, by virtue of having been born in America” (Matondang, A. Yakub, and Dja’Far Siddik, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Www.iosrjournals.org). Although, Tan’s story is set 29 years ago, this issue of elevated expectations and cultural differences still remains today.
Bharti Mukherjee is an Indian born American writer. She raises her voice for the rights of migrated Indian women and highlights their sufferings faced in abroad. The main aim of presenting this paper is to depict the effect of displacement on Indian women and how much they feel alienated outside their native country. The picture that emerges from the study of the novel is not only those of women being alienated and depressed due to the circumstances but also those of women coming out as bold character to overcome the challenges those come in their lives. The present paper throws light on social and cultural issues through the mouth of protagonist who gets success in bringing about social and cultural change by presenting her condition in society.
Anita Nair, is one such writer who portrays realistic female characters in her works. Her strength as a writer lies in bringing alive the everyday thoughts desires and doubts Nair portrays her-female characters as a realistic nature of thoughts and ideas in her novels. This paper focuses on quest for identity and the feministic approach of female characters in Anita Nair’s second novel Ladies coupe. Key words : Post-colonial society; quest for identify; women’s emancipation. Identity is a state of mind that is granted by the interaction with the fellow beings in the society and also, by the acceptance in the society.
ANITA DESAI’S FASTING, FEASTING IN FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE Dr. Ousephachan K.V. Associate Professor of English Nirmalagiri College, Kuthuparamba, Kannur Distric,Kerala Abstract Anita Desai is post independent feminist writer who occupies a unique place in the history of Indian English fiction She has been immensely successful in creating new images in her works from a feminist perspective The transformative power of Anita Desai’s novel lies in her taking up the task of revealing the process of self- awareness at work in feminine psyches.The novel Fasting, Feasting focuses on a sense of deep rooted pathos over the plight of mankind and particularly women. The novel deals with a very sensitive story depicting the human values through her characters, namely, Uma , Aruna , Arun and the Patton family.Anita Desai presents woman as an embodiment of sacrifice , silent suffering, humility, faith and knowledge.in Fasting, Feasting from a feminist perspective
QUEST FOR IDENTITY IN SHASHI DESHPANDE NOVEL ROOTS AND SHADOWS M.P.C.V.K.VARA PRASAD Doctoral Scholar in English Department of Humanities and Social Sciences A.U. College of Engineering (A) Andhra University Visakhapatnam -530 003 Abstract The paper analyses the novel of Shashi Deshpande in terms of the women protagonists ' search for peace and quest for harmony within and without. This endeavor explores the impediments to harmony in family and society as experienced by the women in Shashi Deshpande 's novel. The women of Shashi Deshpande 's novel indulge in various experiences from passion and emotion finally arriving at a mature understanding of themselves and the world around them. Identity crisis or search of identity has received a thrust in the Post- Colonial literature.
She herself seemed to have caught between two divergent cultures, the protagonists’ rebellion against regressive traditions of the homeland and their persistent efforts to replace such tradition with a corresponding equivalence of modernity and the temerity with which the protagonists endure the cross cultural negotiations find a place in her novels. This paper attempts to critically analyse the psyche of the protagonist who breaks the traditional shackles of womanhood that is known for passivity, patience and submissiveness. It further examines the agonized psyche struggling to seek an identity in a foreign land, finally succumbing to a total self-alienation. Keywords: Culture, Disapora, Predicament, Temerity, Shackles The word ‘Diaspora’ is a
Key Words: Desertion, Betrayal, Cruelty, Oppression, Hopes, Identity. Introduction The present study explores the novel of the very famous and an eminent Indian woman writer Shashi Deshpande who represent the contemporary woman’s struggle to define and attain an autonomous self –hood. Her female protagonists are able to free themselves from the stultifying traditional constraints after a long and bitter struggle .She has used various methods to convey the state of a women’s mind and her true feelings. The use of interior monologue or stream-of-consciousness technique is one that attempts to convey the inner life of character’s thought and feelings. The woman of today stands poised on the threshold of social change in an