Proceedings of Research Papers Presented At The National Research Seminar In English On “Widening Canvas Of Literature” Held On 03rd And 04th December, 2015
Dr. Priti Koolwal
P.M.B.Gujarati Commerce College, Indore
This research paper seeks to study R.K.Naryan as a writer voicing the discrimination and emancipation of women in the Indian orthodox Hindu society where men hold a superior position and women are confined to the home and hearth with all sorts and of taboos and tradition clamped on them. The study shows that Indian women exist among conditions often bordering on despair. Yet as the anxious manager of home and culture, she is on a ceaseless quest for a credible meaning to life along with her male counterpart. But we cannot consider Narayan a feminist in terms of western feminism because his attitude is shaped with a strong Indian sensibility that stands to resist the possibility of any foreign cultural aggression in the movement that he launches to being about a change in the status of Indian women. It’s true that Narayan favours the western notion of liberated women, but he also considers and depicts in his novels, the perils of following western wave of movement for liberation and freedom of women in India. He shapes this movement of women’s freedom in India’s own traditional and religious perspectives by blending both tradition and modernity in the contemporary context.
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