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Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part G (2016)

Portrayal of traditional women in Manju Kapur’s novels

Portrayal of traditional women in Manju Kapur’s novels

Y Kusuma Kumari and Dr. T Narayana
The present paper presents the portrayal of traditional women in the novels of Manju Kapur. Manju Kapur very adroitly presents women that belong to the colonial and pre-independent India who are well-steeped in tradition. They are nothing if not traditional to their backbone. The traditional woman brought up in the spirit of tradition takes it for granted that her status as a daughter, wife or mother is safe and secure and the pattern of family set-up, termed as patriarchal system safeguards her interests as an individual in society. In such a tradition, where woman takes everything for granted, the thought of rebelling against that system sounds absurd and irrational. Women’s elastic sense of adjustment, and her shock-absorber like patience and, above all, her deep sense of dedication and devotion to her family fortify the traditional system. The reason for all this is not far to seek! Hindu ethos has instilled certain ideals into her consciousness even from her girlhood and this sense of dedication to her family, with a genuine sense of self sacrifice, no more can make her go against the existing traditional system. And the patriarchal mode of hegemony, especially in India, fortifies that system. Tradition, indeed, is tyrannical and is quite impervious to ideas new that come from outside.
Pages: 479-485  |  1265 Views  245 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Y Kusuma Kumari, Dr. T Narayana. Portrayal of traditional women in Manju Kapur’s novels. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(9):479-485.
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