SILENCES & SURVIVAL OF INDIAN WOMAN IN SHASHI DESHPANDE’S THAT LONG SILENCE

Daniya Mumtaz

Abstract


Feminism is a belief that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities. Although women have gained a lot in the past century, there is still inequality in many areas. Feminism emerged as a worldwide movement to secure women’s rights on one hand and love, sympathy, respect, and understanding from the males. Shashi Deshpande is a prominent name is Indian Literature to be known for working radically in terms of feminism in most of her works. Depicting the actual and existing state of women in Indian society, she writes about the conflicts between tradition and modernity in relation to women in the middle class society. In her Novels, woman is the central character in search of her individuality and existence.

Keywords: feminism, identity, self-revelation, tradition, autonomy.


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