Portrayal of the Evolution of the Indian Woman in Manju Kapur’s Novels
- Author Dr Vidya Patil
- Country : India
- Subject : English
Manju Kapur is one of the foremost modern Indian Women writers who has significantly contributed to the progress of Indian fiction. She is a writer who instinctively identifies with the position of women in a patriarchal society and deals with the problems of women. Her novels present the ongoing struggle of women to establish an identity of their own. Manju Kapur depicts different histories, culture and different structure of values; the complexities of life in relation to the socio-cultural context; and, the patriarchal pressure, control and social ostracism that women are subjected to. Her writings reflect the experiences of the woman in the real world. This article attempts at examining the socio-cultural evolution of women over time in India and where they stand now as depicted in Manju Kapur’s novels.