Ahalya : ‘Girl , Woman, Other’ - Feminist Reading of Ahalya’s Awakening by Kavita Kane


  • Lakshmi Devi R Mangalasseri Illam, Elippakulam, Alappuzha, Kerala, India




Voice to Minor Characters, Feminism, Gender Bias, Exploitation, Subordination, Patriarchal Society.


This paper studies feminism in the novel Ahalya’s Awakening by Kavita Kane. The paper explores how the voice of the quite character from a mythology stands up and questions the patriarchal notion of the society. It explores the multi level exploitation of the women, her struggles, pains and subjugation in a male dominated society. The character of Ahalya has far reaching implication in the current society as she voices the questions that turns to be the pillar of modern feminism.


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How to Cite

R, L. D. (2020). Ahalya : ‘Girl , Woman, Other’ - Feminist Reading of Ahalya’s Awakening by Kavita Kane. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i1.10358