A Feminist Study of Manju Kapur’s A Married Woman

  • Krishna S Prasad Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • AJ Manju Associate Professor & Head, Department of English, Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: ManjuKapur, Married Woman, Postmodern literature, Difficult Daughters, Ashta, Literary Polyrhythms

Abstract

Postmodern tendencies have been reflected in Indian writing in English over the past few years. This paves way for the creation of new socio-cultural and political situation and circumstances that pushes the marginal or the extreme marginal to the centre stage. Feminism as it is an accompanying issue of postmodernism is the product of such a sensibility. The novel A Married Women is heavily plotted. It traces the life of Astha from her young adulthood through her early middle years. In the process she dates with a couple of young men of her own choice like her western counter parts, marries a man of her parents " choice and discovers the joys of intimacy with her husband, begets children, yet grows distant from him, and struggles to become a painter. She reflects the middle class values and seems to enjoy her mental bliss for a long time but gradually experiences that there is something certainly lacking in her life.

Published
2019-12-01
How to Cite
S Prasad, K., & Manju, A. (2019). A Feminist Study of Manju Kapur’s A Married Woman. Shanlax International Journal of English, 8(1), 61-62. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v8i1.1267
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