Department of Communication Skills
There is a substantial contribution from women novelists to Indian Writing in English. They have taken keen interest in the revelation of different aspects of our life and have superbly dealt with different problems that any common woman has been facing today. Plight of women in the society has been the staple diet of Indian English literature. Many women authors have estimated the real happenings against women in the society. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni too has a peculiar skill in depiction of women discriminations in the society. Her panache handles several aspects of discrimination against women and their sufferings in the traditional society. Her stories sound plausible and deal with the women related with sub-urban families and brought up in a stereotyped environment and are struggling to liberate them from the claustrophobia of family life. The objective of this paper is to expose the fear of family life and why sometimes women desire to escape from it to find comfort zone.
Key Words: Happenings, discrimination, claustrophobia, suffering.