A Feministic Perspective of New Woman in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughter

A Feministic Perspective of New Woman in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughter

K.Anuradha, P. Pavithra Nandhini

K.Anuradha, P. Pavithra Nandhini "A Feministic Perspective of New Woman in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughter" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | ICART-17 , August 2017, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD10878.pdf

Feminism is an intellectual and social movement. It mainly focuses on women’s struggle for identity and existence. It beholds women's rights on the one hand and self-empowerment on the other. Their miserable condition was stimulated some women writers like Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy, Shobha De, Bharati Mukherjee and so on to expose the male ideology by tracing the construction of masculinity and femininity. Later on many writers’ concentrates on these problems one among the woman writer is Manju Kapur who was born in 1948 in Amritsar. Her five critically celebrated novels to her credit are Difficult Daughters, A Married Woman, Home, The Immigrant and Custody, she has emerged as significant and eminent novelist on the contemporary literary scene. Kapur mainly speaks for the middle-class woman’s quest for freedom and how they overcame with all those obstacles to attain their own position in this modern era. In her first novel Difficult Daughters Virmati , Shakuntala, Ida, Shagun and Ishita all are middle class educated urban Indian women fraught to establish themselves with their own independent identities.

Intellectual, Identity, Miserable, Ideology, Obstacles, Independent.

Special Issue | ICART-17 , August 2017


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