Individual and Society in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters

  • V M Manju M. Phil Research Scholar, Dept of English, Sri VidyaMandir Arts & Science College, Uthangarai, T.N
  • R Lissy Assistant Professor, Dept of English, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts & Science College, Uthangarai, T.N
Keywords: gender, Identity, Society


The purpose of this paper is to study new woman in the novel of Kapur. So taking intoaccount of the complexity of life, different histories, culture and structures of values to be discussin socio-cultural situation. Woman under patriarchal pressure and control are subjected to socialgroup. They are discriminated and biased in the society. They live under problems and unfairtreatment of closed society is reflected in Kapur writings. We see beginning of new woman, womenemancipation and their empowerment in her novels.They are not puppets in the hands of others,but someone who try to design state of their own identity in this world. Kapur portrays the womenstruggle and how they are dominated and neglected from their rights. In society they are treated assubordinate in all the fields. But nowadays the condition fades away from the society. Yet fewwomen restricted to come out and survive. But most of the women shows their power and potentialboth qualitatively and quantitatively. Thus, this paper deals about Virmasthiand herself Identity.

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Manju, V. M., & Lissy, R. (2016). Individual and Society in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters. Shanlax International Journal of English, 4(4), 54-57. Retrieved from