*G. Kalpana Devi

Research Scholar,

Department of English,

K L University,

Vaddeswaram

&

Asst. Professor of English,

Vignan’s Lara Inst. of Tech. & Sciences,

Vadlamudi, Guntur Dist.

 

 

**V.V.Subba Rao

Research Scholar,

Department of English,

K L University,

Vaddeswaram

&

Associate Professor of English,

Chalapathi Institute of Technology,

A.R.Nagar, Mothadaka, Guntur Dist.

 

Abstract:

Namita Gokhale, an Indian woman writer, one who develop her writings with a new vision. She occupies a special ranking in the Indian woman writings. She portrays her female characters act with more courage and freedom instead of demanding for rights in the society or highlighting the problems of women. Her characterization gives new directions to the feministic writings. Namita characters boldly face any situation in their life neither craved for the suggestions of the male. They are independent to take decisions in their life and they have the capacity to change the social norms with their individual thoughts. The present paper concentrates on the development of women characters in Namita Gokhale’s “Gods, Graves and Grandmother”.  Gudiya, Ammi, and Phoolwati are the major women characters among many in this novel. It represents how these characters struggle to lead their life and how they change the norms of traditional society to lead their life and how they create an image of new women with their thoughts.

Keywords: Modern women, courage, freedom, social norms

The image of Modern Women in Namita Gokhale’s  “Gods, Graves and Grandmother”

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