Women-Centric Writings of Indu Sundaresan and Anuradha Roy: A Comparative Study

  • K. R. Arivu Selvi Assistant Professor, PG & Research Department of English, Government Arts College, Tiruvannamalai
Keywords: Emotions, Womenhood, Unexplored Treasures, Caste-based Discrimination, Gender-based Discrimination, Masterful Depiction


With regards to Indian women writing in English, there is an abundance of neglected fortunes out there on the planet. Frequently, we hear readers grumbling that books written by Indian writers are women adequately driven. An incredible book by a standout amongst other contemporary female writers of India, this is a story praising womanhood and accepting its heap conceals parenthood, dismissal, despondency, or more all, the significance of opportunity. Set in Bali in the pre-World War time, this is the tale of Gayatri, her "interests" of singing, painting, and moving, and how she offsets them all with her day to day life. For individuals who consistently question why a male writer can't make a "awesome" female character, this book may very well be the ideal answer. Male writers may 
to be sure write relatable female characters, yet you can determine what is missing by Roy's mind blowing portrayal of womanhood on the whole its brilliance. The perplexing subtleties of the characters, their back-stories, how their feelings impact their choices, and how these mean activities that work out in the recorded foundation are captivating to peruse and consider. The writer realizes how to take her readers on an improving, edifying excursion. Set in the Mughal realm of the 1500s, the author's introduction novel is an epic story of illustrious romance, custom, history and battle for control of the seat. What makes this book stand apart is that the story is anecdotal, yet the characters and places are genuine. The portrayal of the battles of Mehrunnisa, the girl of starving evacuees who proceeds to turn into the ruler of the powerful Mughal realm is motivating and mystical. The gradually sprouting romance between Mehrunnisa (a.k.a Empress Nur Jahan) and the Emperor Jahangir (who at last proceeds to construct the famous Taj Mahal for her) is depicted with a great deal of compassion. It will show how the world worked in those occasions the way of life, the customs, the convictions, and odd notion everything is woven unpredictably with the story. Hence, the present study has been focused on the novels of Indian English writings with the women-centric concepts.

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Arivu Selvi, K. R. (2017). Women-Centric Writings of Indu Sundaresan and Anuradha Roy: A Comparative Study. Shanlax International Journal of English, 5(4), 137-144. Retrieved from https://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/english/article/view/3458