The Depiction of ‘New Woman’ in Manju Kapur’s Home


  • Ms .S. Nivetha
  • Dr.K. Ravichandran



Traditional Cultural Pattern, Patriarchy, Persecution, Contemporary Woman, Self-Identity.


It is impossible to overestimate the significance of Indian English Writing in the commitments made by its female pupils. ManjuKapur is one of many who strive to speak to the realities of Indian women, who endure a variety of hardships and tribulations as a result of the city's tradition and modernization have opposing weights. She illustrates the difficult decision-making of middle-class females who transform from quiet victims to ultimate agitators, challenging the male-dominated society's age-old customs, morals, and constraints. ManjuKapur's Home is a great example of self-assurance. ManjuKapur's Home exemplifies this type of self-assertion. The work is situated in a downtown neighborhood, and the key hero Nisha is shown as a lady who fearlessly confronts and overcomes the limits of being a woman. She ultimately achieves her determined journey towards becoming herself. ManjuKapur acknowledges illiterate intellectual Indian women's ability to recognize their impulses for self-discovery in their adolescence as a ‘new woman.'


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Author Biographies

Ms .S. Nivetha

Ph. D, Research Scholar

Department of English

Thiruvalluvar University

Serkkadu, Vellore. Tamil Nadu, India

Dr.K. Ravichandran

Associate Professor

Department of English

Thiruvalluvar University

Serkkadu, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India


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How to Cite

Nivetha, M. .S., & Ravichandran, D. (2021). The Depiction of ‘New Woman’ in Manju Kapur’s Home. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(6), 37–44.