The Plight of Women in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy

  • B Sugirthadevi Ph.D. Research Scholar, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M R Rashila Research Guide, Head and Associate Professor, Sourashtra College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Colonial, Culture, Opium, Plight, Suppression, Hardship, Women


This paper deals with the plight of women characters in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy. It focuses chiefly on the colonial rule that the situation is even shoddier. Opium affects the life of all women characters in a straight line or in a roundabout way. It aims to tell in brief about the women characters with the extraordinary spotlight on the characters of Deeti, Paulette, daughter of a French botanist living in Calcutta; she respects Indian culture even though being a French woman and Shireen in particular. It represents exploring the emotional world of women, which helps the readers to connect and empathize with their situations. Through these characters, the lives of women are described and the survival of life with suffering and hardships.

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Sugirthadevi, B., & Rashila, M. R. (2020). The Plight of Women in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy. Shanlax International Journal of English, 8(3), 57-59.