Search for Identity: A Study of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters

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  • Dr Neelam Hooda Assistant Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i8.10719

Keywords:

Concealment, White-Collar, Speculation, Exertion, Contention, Fragile

Abstract

This paper presents the woman as a person who fights against concealment and mistreatment of the male-controlled society. The novel Difficult Daughters reasonably shows the situation of ladies and her aching battle to build up an identity. Manju Kapur has come out as a genuine social scholar in her novels in light of the fact that there is a reason behind her composition. Her novels has been composed with a distinct reason in the light of the fact that the author attempts to dissect issues identified with the working class or upper white-collar class women. Manju Kapur is greatly intrigued to present the inquiries and issues identified with women’s from larger point of view. In her novels, the questions have developed basically with regards to the identity of the educated working-class women. Manju Kapur's female protagonists are generally well-read. They are resilient people yet detained inside the limit of moderate society. Their instruction drives them to free speculation for which their family and society become unbearable to them, in their individual fight with family and society through which they dove into a committed exertion to look a personality for them as the qualified woman with flawless foundation. The author has depicted her protagonist as woman trapped in the contention between the interests of the fragile living creature and longing to be a piece of the political and scholarly society of today.

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Published

26-08-2020

How to Cite

Hooda, D. N. . (2020). Search for Identity: A Study of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(8), 103–115. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i8.10719

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