Feministic Approach in The Novel’s of Githa Hariharan: A Critical Study


  • Ashok Singh
  • Dr. Mukesh Sharma




Feminism, Sexual Dichotomy, subjugation, Self-Effacement, Gender Biased, intolerance.


Githa Hariharan, a well-known Indian woman author, has tried to focus on the deeply entrenched biases of Indian society against the feminine gender. Githa Hariharan’s new-age feminism is not about the eradication of differences between the sexes or the attainment of equal prospects, but rather concerns the individual’s rights to identify one and be comfortable in one’s own skin. The chief psychological consistencies between the sexes include women’s emotive uncertainty, greater acceptance for tiresome details, inability for intellectual thought and proneness to submission. The feminist mindfulness is to identify oneself as the victim to the power of men in society and the system. However, modern day feminists are against masculinist hierarchy but are firm believers of sexual dichotomy. This paper will study the feministic approach of Githa Hariharan in her four novels that is The Thousand Faces of Night, The Ghosts of Vasu Master, In Times of Siege and Fugitive Histories.


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Author Biographies

Ashok Singh

Research Scholar

Deptt. of English

Jiwaji University

Gwalior, M.P, India

Dr. Mukesh Sharma

Professor, Department of English

Veerangana Jhalkaari Baai Govt Girls College

Gwalior, M.P., India


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How to Cite

Singh, A. ., & Sharma, D. M. . (2021). Feministic Approach in The Novel’s of Githa Hariharan: A Critical Study. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(9), 71–83. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i9.11170