ASST.PROF. OF ENGLISH
TEEGALA KRISHNA REDDY ENGINEERING COLLEGE
The familiar aspects of post-colonialism can be found not only in history literate and politics, but also in approach to culture and identity of both the countries that were colonized and the former colonial powers, in a literary sense, “post-colonial” is that which has been preceded by colonization. The post-colonial Indian English Fiction witnesses at least three generations of Indian novelist in English .Shashi Despande hailed as an Indian woman of third generation and established the fame in international arena. Indian fiction succeeded to win almost every well known literary prize in the world. This paper analyses how the protagonist Saru epitomizes the struggle for the liberation of the self. Though God has given rights to women, man has failed to understand it. He is not providing equal rights to woman. He is failed with spirit of male domination. In this male dominated society, woman is supposed to be an ideal wife, a mother and excellent home maker with multifarious roles in the family. Being a wife and mother, service, sacrifice submissiveness and tolerance are her required attributes. She has excessive endurance and makes series of adjustments in the patriarchal society. She is expected to be calm.
Key words; – feminine, Indian fiction, gender, relationship