Postfeminist Micro-Politics in Shobha De’s Novel Second Thoughts


  • Dr. Aishwarya M M.A., M.Phil., PhD. Assistant Professor an,d HOD Department of English (SF), PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore -641004, Tamil Nadu, India



Disillusionment – Relationship – Postfeminism - Micro-Politics – Women - Patriarchal Attitude - Women’s Duty- Restriction - Domestic Sphere


The novel Second Thoughts deals with the story of a young middle class Bengali girl who marries a Bombay based foreign returned Bengali Boy. The story depicts the disillusionment of a married woman and an explosive tale of love and betrayal that exposes the hollowness of human relationship especially within arranged marriages. This chapter deals with the concept of Micro-Politics which is a significant dogma of postfeminism. Micro-Politics believes that there has been drastic change in the position of women in basic social relationships, within the families, workplace and other public spheres. Postfeministic notion of micro-politics is intended to provide insight into the complicated nexus of relationship and also to rethink this same concept in terms of postfeminism.


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How to Cite

M, D. A. (2021). Postfeminist Micro-Politics in Shobha De’s Novel Second Thoughts. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(4), 87–110.