Feminism in Shashi Deshpande's That Long Silence and Anita Desai's Cry, the Peacock: A Comparative Study

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Title Feminism in Shashi Deshpande's That Long Silence and Anita Desai's Cry, the Peacock: A Comparative Study
Creator Koolwal, Priti
Subject Feminism, That Long Silence, Cry The Peacock, Marital Relationship, Stream Of Consciousness.
Description Feminism is a rapidly developing critical ideology of great promise. In the words of M.K. Bhatnagar, "Feminism in the Indian context is a by product of western liberalism in general and feminist thoughts in particular". With the social and cultural change in post independence India, women find themselves standing at the cross-roads. On one hand it is the consciousness of a changed time and on the other, the socio-cultural modes and values that have given them defined role towards themselves, have led to the fragmentation of the very psyche of these women. Caught between two worlds, they need to define themselves, their place in society and their relationship with surroundings. Anita Desai and Shashi Deshpande have constantly sought to come to grips with these problems of Indian womanhood and vividly and realistically portrayed the 'women question' and 'feministic traits' in their   novels. If comparative study is the study of literature across national, political and linguistic boundaries, feminism is the comparative work across boundaries of gender and culture. The main concern of this paper is to present a comparative study of the note of feminism in the best words of both these feministic writers, i.e. Anita Desai's Cry, The Peacock and Shashi Deshpande's That Long Silence.
Publisher Smart Moves
Date 2021-05-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/11055
Source SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH ; Vol. 9 No. 5 (2021): May ; 154-160
Language eng
Relation https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/11055/9174
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Priti Koolwal

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