Orthodox Belief and Social Stigma in Sudha Murthy’s Novel Mahashweta


  • Shakun Joshi Ph.D. Research Scholar Department of English Mody University Laxmangarh, Rajasthan, India
  • Dr. A.S Rao Associate Professor of English Head Department of Arts Mody University Laxmangarh, Rajasthan, India




Among the various prolific writers of English in India is a name that does not need an introduction per se. Sudha Murthy is an immensely accomplished business woman, teacher, social worker and an author to reckon with.

Feminism plays an essential role in women rights and Sudha Murthy’s novels are rich in dealing with it. This paper is an attempt to analysis  Sudha Murthy's novel Mahashweta, a powerful text that tells the story of the female protagonist Anupama, who suffered from leucoderma after her marriage and how the social stigma marred her beautiful and confident personality temporarily not permanently because Sudha Murthy’s female characters suffer ,struggle under pressure to come out as polished diamonds. They survive the atrocities practiced against them.


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How to Cite

Joshi, S., & Rao, D. A. (2020). Orthodox Belief and Social Stigma in Sudha Murthy’s Novel Mahashweta. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(1), 17. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i1.10355