Ph.D. Research Scholar (English),
Desh Bhagat University,
The paper is a humble and sincere effort to explore the silent fight of an indigenous married woman, Astha who being educated and financial independent finds herself serving the interests of another men in her life. Her diverted roots or mind admit satisfaction only in the company of another woman, Pipeelika. Astha comes forth as a new woman who no longer shies away in serving as initiator. The changing attitude of Astha’s husband, Hemant from All-American to All-Indian one influences her to rebel quietly in search of self-fulfillment and self-recognition. Manju Kapur has woven the new image of her fictional heroine in the fabric of a hybrid who despite of all kinds of convulsions tries to strike a balance between her personal ambitions and family –oriented responsibilities. Ultimately, she becomes incapable to come across the dominating bars of orthodox societal prison.
Key Words: Indigenous, new woman, a silent rebel, peace of mind.