International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part G (2017)
Ecological Consciousness in Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve
Kamala Markandaya is a eminent woman writer whose writings encompass facets of suppression and subjugation that commences with the abuse due to poverty, casteism and the moral ethics of the people. She has acerbically offered the problems of women in relation to the environment in her celebrated book, “Nectar in a Sieve”. Kamala Markandaya also vividly presents the description of the damaging and suffering of nature and women in the texts in the hands of male forces. The way in which women are side-lined in a male governed society has been explained by her. She categorises nature with the body of a woman and directs the readers to believe that nature, in the same way as woman, is raider by societies governed by male oriented philosophy. In such societies, nature and women, both are considered in an inferior way opposing the fact that both have an capability to give birth and nourish. This mistreatment has made women conscious of the heartlessness of the male dominated world towards nature. So, women have come together against this misuse of nature from time to time as they can relate to nature’s suffering. Nature is often attributed with maternal or feminine potentials of being repressive, submissive, tender, retorting and fostering persona. This real elementary idea gave birth to the Ecofeminist philosophy: the notion of a linking between feminism and ecology. The proponent of Ecofeminism Francois d’ Eaubonne has cited arguments about the seeming relationship between nature and its exploitation with the aggression and oppression of the women. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya intensely presents the portrayal of the destroying and suffering of nature and women in the writings in the hands of masculine forces.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Geetanjali. Ecological Consciousness in Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(2):474-476.