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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part F (2022)

Torn between two worlds: Exploring the feminine psyche in Anita Desai’s fictional works

Torn between two worlds: Exploring the feminine psyche in Anita Desai’s fictional works

Author(s)
Dr. Piu Sarkar
Abstract
Anita Desai is a novelist of feminine psychology par excellence and she holds a strong position among Indian English fiction writers of 20th century. With a bunch of exquisite works like Cry the Peacock, Voices in the City, Where Shall We Go This Summer?, Clear Light of Day, Journey to Ithaca, Fasting, Feasting, In Custody etc. Anita Desai leads a change by focusing on the internal workings of human mind, specially of the female protagonists. Women in our society have been silently oppressed, tormented and victimized from ages under the patriarchal rules and social structure. Desai’s creative mind marvellously throws light on this aspect of feminine psychology and how much women suffer under stifling situations, how they are torn apart between their aspirations and patriarchal expectations. With a deep insight into human mind and its workings, Desai artistically explores the internal zone of female psyche and consciousness instead of external circumstances. This paper aims to project women and their psychological journey in some select novels of Anita Desai.
Pages: 359-362  |  583 Views  241 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Piu Sarkar. Torn between two worlds: Exploring the feminine psyche in Anita Desai’s fictional works. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(1):359-362.
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