Emancipation of New Women in Namita Gokhale’s Paro: Dreams of Passion

  • A Sasikala Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sri Vivekananda Degree College, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India
Keywords: Cultural Norms, Post-Colonial, Suppression, Recognisation


The purpose of this research is to study new women in the novel of Namita Gokhale, so taking into account the complexity of life, different histories, cultures, and different structures of values, the woman’s question, despite basic solidarity, needs, to be tackled about the socio-cultural situation. Women under the patriarchal pressure and control are subjected to too much more burns and social ostracism. They are more discriminated against and are biased instead of their sex. The lives women live and struggle under the oppressive mechanism of a closed society are reflected in the writings of Namita Gokhale. We see the budding of new women in Namita Gokhale’s heroines, who do not want to be rubber dolls for others to move as they will? Defying patriarchal notions that enforce women towards domesticity, they assert their individuality and hope self-reliance through education. They nurture the desire to be independent and lead lives of their own. They want to shoulder responsibilities that go beyond a husband and children. They are not silent rebels but are bold, outspoken, determined, and action-oriented.

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Sasikala, A. (2020). Emancipation of New Women in Namita Gokhale’s Paro: Dreams of Passion. Shanlax International Journal of English, 8(3), 34-36. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v8i3.3195