International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part H (2017)
Female characters portrayed in the selected novels of Anita Desai and Manju Kapur (A comparative study)
In a comparative study a reader gets an idea of different literature and studies the literature thoroughly. To study a literature theories are needed. Most of the writings of female writers are written from feministic point of view. Feminism is a theory to highlight the fights, struggles of female against the traditional, male-dominated society. Various writers have presented this struggle of women through their writings. Of which Anita Desai and Manju Kapur have presented their female characters very well. They are following Indian traditions as well as opposing these rituals at the same time. Maya, Sita, Sarah, Nanda Kaul all are being presented by Anita Desai as the victims of time and society. All are fighting to have their self-identity, but all of them never go against their rituals, never give up their duties instead they bend in front of the situation. Who doesn't bend she makes her life end. On the other hand, Virmati, Shakuntla, Astha, Nina, Shagun, Ishita all these women are presented by Manju Kapur. They have fought till last and get what they want to. They go against the wishes of their family and society.
How to cite this article:
Ranjeet Kaur. Female characters portrayed in the selected novels of Anita Desai and Manju Kapur (A comparative study). Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):549-552.