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Title: Nuptial relationship in the select novels of Anita Desai and Shobha De
Researcher: Jasmine, Thanga Kumari
Guide(s): Sebastian, Anand
Keywords: English
Anita Desai
Shobha De
Upload Date: 2-Jul-2013
University: Bharathidasan University
Completed Date: 2010
Abstract: The introductory chapter traces the growth and development of the novel in India. The most striking feature of the contemporary Indian English fiction has been the emergence of feminist literature feminist in the sense of being written by women novelist as well as in the sense of giving voice to the sufferings, aspirations and assertion of women in a male-dominated society. This study is a systematic interpretation and critical evaluation of the select novels of the two writers, comparable because of their affinities in themes and problems. The second chapter is a thematic study of the novels of both Anita Desai and Shobha De dealing with the theme of marital discord owing to maladjustment affecting the nuptial relationship. While the novels Cry, the Peacock, and Voices in the City of Anita Desai deal with the theme of marital discord, the novel, Where Shall We Go This Summer? deals with the theme of alienation. Clear Light of Day is the story of a lonely woman and the novel is a study in feminine psyche. Her novel Bye-Bye Blackbird deals with the problem of racial discrimination and her novel Zigzag Way deals with the story of man who undertake the journey in search of his ancestry. The novels of Shobha De, Socialite Evenings, Sisters, and Strange Obsession deal with predicament of women against male chauvinism and their attempts to liberate themselves from the clutches of men. The third chapter is devoted to the study of characterization in the novels of both the writers. Anita Desai portrays her characters as individual facing single handed the ferocious assaults of existence. Her characters often pass through a state of psychological crisis that damage their value system but the prime concern of Shobha De s women is marriage and allied to the issue of marriage is the issue of sex. There is a great deal of sexual freedom in her women if not sexual promiscuity. The fourth chapter is devoted to discuss the narrative technique of the two novelists.
Pagination: 242p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/9614
Appears in Departments:Department of English and other Foreign Languages

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