Confronting Patriarchy and Gender Inequality: The Challenge of ‘Going Beyond’ in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters

Authors

  • Soumitra Roy Associate Professor Department of English Kazi Nazrul Islam Mahavidyalaya, Churulia, West Bengal, India.

Abstract

The domination of the male gender over the female species has been one of the most recorded and contested fields of study in the history of mankind. For most social scientists and experts following demographic habits, the cult of male hegemony, also called patriarchy, has been ingrained within ourselves. For hundreds of years the question of the suppression of women has been taken to be a part of their lives----unchangeable, inevitable and therefore, to a certain extent almost accepted with a sense of fatality and docility. Thus, with time patriarchy has become a discourse. 

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Published

2018-08-28