ANITA RAU BADAMI’S TAMARIND WOMAN: A FEMINIST ENVISIONING OF MOTHERHOOD
These are my memories. I want to remind Kamini. Why should you worry about them? Why do you allow my history to affect yours?... They are dead and gone. Yes, yes our stories touch and twine, but they are threads of different hues. Mine is almost at an end but yours is still unwinding. Go, you silly girl build your own memories. (263)
This statement of a mother in Tamarind Woman signifies both strength and longing for creating a world of their own It also implies an entitlement to discover what surrounds the world of women. In a world that is encoded and decoded by patriarchal values, women can find a better place in the realm of arts. The novelist Badami envisions a world in which women can still ascertain their potentialities.
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