Feministic Images of Women in Shashi Deshpande's Fiction Roots and Shadows and The Binding Vine

  • Shilpa Sarkar Research Scholar Department of English Guru Ghasidas University Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India

Abstract

Shashi Deshpande is the most prolific writer among her contemporaries. Her writing reflects her image of middle class Indian woman. In most of her novels her protagonists are modern, well‑educated and financially independent women. The main theme of her novels are problems of middle class women who were trapped between tradition and modernity. The protagonists always try to maintain their marriage in spite of the fact that they are mentally and physically tortured by their husbands. The objective of this study is to show the feminist perspective of Shashi Deshpande's women characters in her two novels Roots and Shadows and The Binding Vine. This study also aim to figure out how the women characters of these novels assert themselves.

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How to Cite
SARKAR, Shilpa. Feministic Images of Women in Shashi Deshpande's Fiction Roots and Shadows and The Binding Vine. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 4, p. 269-278, apr. 2020. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/10545>. Date accessed: 03 june 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i4.10545.